• El Roto, Untitled, 2012–13, ink, watercolor, and graphite on paper, 11 x 16 1/2".

    El Roto

    Galería La Caja Negra

    Though almost a stranger to the art world, El Roto is one of the best-known draftsmen in Spain. For more than forty years, he has contributed to a number of publications, among them El País, the country’s leading newspaper, for which he publishes illustrations on a daily basis. On the art scene—in which his participation is recent and sporadic—he signs his paintings with his real name: Andrés Rábago.

    El Roto is not the only pseudonym Rábago has assumed. As early as the 1970s, he used the name OPS to sign drawings with a Surrealist iconography and spirit that delighted readers of the

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