It all started in San Francisco in 1997

My love for art, animation and comics comes from a long time ago. I grew up surrounded by family friends who worked as comic artists and that gave me the opportunity to watch fascinated how they drew day and night. The best moment of the week was going to the local comic store and finding more about my favourite superheroes.

Everything changed in November 1997. I was walking down Market Street, San Francisco, when a Warner Bros store caught my attention. I didn’t think twice and went in.

As I entered looking around, I saw what they call “Animation Art Gallery”, with many art pieces that included most of Warner characters. The memories from all the cartoons I had enjoyed as a child came back and I couldn’t resist to stare at a huge framed artwork of Bugs Bunny joking and smiling.

While admiring the artworks, the person working at the store approached to me and we started a conversation. He was currently studying animation at University of California and told me about the uniqueness and singularity of each Animation art and Production cel.

Our first gallery in Barcelona

After a couple hours of great conversation (with the guy that was at the moment studying animation in University of California), I bought my first piece of animation art, a limited edition cel of Duffy Duck by Chuck Jones: “Nasty Canasta”.

At that moment, I couldn’t imagine what was going to happen between Mr.Jones and I years later.

Once I landed in Barcelona, I started studying carefully this special kind of art. For almost a year, I did all in my hand to become an expert, read all the books, and kept in touch with many animators and art departments of major studios around the world.

Finally, all the work payed off and a new gallery was born in 1998 being the first animation and comic art gallery in south Europe.

The company, called BAC ART (it was 2008 when the name was changed to Corner4art) , was based in Barcelona and started selling animation art, comic art and original certified autographs and memorabilia (other of my passions).

Twenty years later, the gallery still remains as an art dealer family business where family members work proudly everyday to continue being a reference for many collectors around the world.

We work day after day with collectors, galleries and auction houses around the world with the intention to do all the best to connect artists with art lovers and collectors. That’s our mission!

My name is Sergio Rincón and I’m here from the beginning.

Our first animation studios

Since then, the gallery has been selling thousands of artworks to many major studios like Walt Disney, Warner Bros, Linda Jones Enterprises-Chuck Jones, Paws Inc-Garfield, Fox studios, Sowa Reiser or Hulton Getty between others.

“Since the beginnings, our purpose has been to encourage people to acquire original artworks from other art lovers like us.”

One of our best strengths is to keep in touch personally with artists and studios. So as crazy as it sounds, on November 1999 we flew to Chuck Jones studio in California to ask for official distribution of Chuck Jones art in south Europe. We did it.

We lived the incredible experience of meeting Linda Jones and visiting Mr. Jones studio.

Unfortunately, he was not there because of the flu but he is still one of my favourite artists and I will never forget the incredible experience we had with Linda and their crew.

With Chuck Jones reps choosing product…

With Linda Jones at Chuck’s studio

With Mr.Jones original artworks

I love that original drawing

Doing product selection of Chuck’s original artworks

Chuck at his studio…

Visiting personal studio with his daughter, Linda

Chucks presence always with a smile

Our beloved artists

Since that moment, we have had the opportunity to represent many artists always having direct contact with most of them, here in Spain and internationally.

Special mention to Jordi Macabich (owner at BARDON ART agency) who was an extraordinary beloved person for our family and our first patron starting the business. He always gave us real good feedback about the business and the way we should connect with the artists around the globe.

There are artists like Antonio Carrillo, Enric Badía Romero, Antonio Bernal, Enrique Ventura, Cels Piñol, Joan Carles Rodríguez… That have been with us since before 2000, and more than 20 years later we still represent them.

After, we have introduced big names like Manuel Sanjulián, Manuel Sanjulián Jr, Joan Vizcarra, Mike Ratera, VICAR, Antistatik, Tony Fernandez, Dani Fernandez, Diego Septiembre, Sergi Mestres, Sergio Bleda, Ramon F. Bachs, Livio Ramondelli, Juan Carlos Tur and many other masters such as Ciruelo Cabral, Juan Gimenez, Estartús or Jaume Esteve.

We have been honored to sell artworks from Frank Miller, Boris Vallejo, Romita Sr., Al Williamson, Milo Manara, Uderzo, Pepe Gonzalez, Will Eisner, Marc Davis, Ollie Johnston, Chuck Jones, Carl Barks… among others.

Jordi Macabich

Warwick Davis in private signature session

Art Spiegelman session in Barcelona – MAUS

With Sanjulian in ComicCon Paris

Sanjulian and Sanjulian Jr monthly meeting

Antonio Pérez Carrillo signature session

Product selection at Enric Badia-Romero home

With Joan Vizcarra, doing product selection…

Diego Septiembre black and white new artworks

Tony Fernandez, DIney #1 artist in the world

Mike Ratera, one of our family friends…

JC Tur and his awsome creations…

Mission, vision and values

MISSION

Bring great artists and their work closer to people who are passionate about art and collecting, in a responsible and affordable way. To bring great artists and their work to people who are passionate about art and collecting, in a responsible and affordable way.

VISION

We believe that we exist to be responsible to the art world, providing artists with strategic support to turn their creations into unforgettable experiences for collectors. We are committed to being responsible to the world of art by providing artists with strategic support to help them transform their creations into unforgettable experiences for collectors.

We want to be leaders in Europe by helping to collect entertainment art and make it accessible to all types of collectors, in an easy and fun way. We want to be leaders in Europe by aiding the collection of entertainment art and making it accessible to all kinds of collectors in an easy and fun way.

VALUES

Love of art, sensitivity, passion, ethics, care for artists and their work, fun and quality throughout the customer service process. Love for art, sensitivity, passion, ethics, care for artists and their artwork, fun and high quality throughout the entire process of customer service.

Corner4art today and tomorrow

Corner4art owns a very strong collection with more than 4.000 unique and exclusive artworks based on animation art, comic art, sculptures, limited editions and street art.

We have access to more than 7.000 artworks, and 80% of these pieces come from personal artists’ collections. Each artwork is specially selected between our team and the artist to be distributed through Corner4art.

We’re very proud to offer a wide range of artworks and prices to all kind of collectors.

Our intention is to offer the best products range to our dear customers around the world,

In 2020 Corner4art has sold more than 3000 artworks to collectors in 27 different countries around the world.

corner4art crew

Sergio Rincón
Co Owner

“Art is my passion since I was a child and I specially love animation art and fantasy art”

Mafer Blanco
Co Owner

“Live here and now”

Jan Rincón
online marketing and affiliations

“Cristiano Ronaldo… that’s all”

Eduard Playà
ARTEFY Country Manager

“I want to welcome you to the NFT’s world!”

Jeaninne Rodriguez
WEB & SM CONTENT

“Smile, smile and… smile!”

Jordi juan
Art Design

“I love drawing, to create drawings and  change others drawings…”

Arnau navarro
Logistics

“If I’m not kicking in the gym,  I’m getting ready your artwork to make you happier”

Ursula López
Accounting

“Smile, smile and… smile!”

Contact US!

Feel free to contact us if you need any assistance or help during your visit

info@corner4art.com +34 607 341 325

Our Former Offices and studio

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You can reach us at:

Corner4art Gallery

Carretera Sant Pere de Ribes, 32 BAJOS
08870 – Sitges | Barcelona | Spain

Tel. (34) 93 232 31 12
Tel. (34) 607 34 13 25

info@corner4art.com

 

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