01/12/2017 - 31/12/2017
Monday to Sunday and public holidays: 10:00 - 21:00
24 and 31 December, 10:00 - 15:00
25 December, closed


Free admission


BBVA Foundation
Palacio del Marqués de Salamanca
Paseo de Recoletos, 10. Madrid

‘El accidente de Vollard’ is a video artwork that employs documentary formats to
examine the death in a road accident of the famous French art dealer Ambroise
Vollard, and the strange circumstances surrounding the event.
In summer 1939, the celebrated gallery owner died from a blow to the back of the
neck with a blunt object carried on the rear shelf of his luxury Talbot, when the
car lost control and rolled over several times at a bend on the Pontchartrain road,
not far from Paris.
Though the most widely accepted version among biographers and researchers
lays the blame for the fatal blow on a bronze sculpture from the art dealer’s own
collection, other theories contend that his neck was broken by an object of a
different nature (a copper pot, a printmaking plate…), with some even venturing
that he was murdered by his chauffeur at the instigation of another prominent
gallery owner.


Pedro Luis Cembranos


Laura Baigorri