Institutional Gift UAM

The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, in its role as host of the meeting of rectors of the European Civic University held in Madrid -December 2018-, commissioned a gift for the participating academics. To this end, Tau Diseño contacted the artist Luis Mayo, who used the unequivocally Spanish and Madrid artistic emblem of the menina as a container and support for an enormous set of international artistic references. With a masterful drawing and brushstroke, the four faces of the prisms are dressed in Pollock, Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso, Klimt, Delaunay, Braque, Miró, Liechtenstein… and create a playful and combinatory ensemble of which each rector would be the repository of two of the pieces. In this way, the gift also becomes a promise of reunion, a link between peers.

Tau arranged for the delivery of a simple and dignified container, an austere receptacle for pieces of true concentrated art.

Client: Autonomous University of Madrid
Project: Institutional Gift
Year: 2018