(Icelandic, b.1932) is a Pop Art and Postmodern artist, whose work includes painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture, and film. Born Gudmundur Gudmundsson in Ólafsvík, Iceland, the artist is a graduate of the Reykjavík School of Visual Art, where he briefly served as a professor. In 1952, he traveled to Norway, where he studied engraving, fresco, and painting at the Academy of Oslo. He then entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, and the School of Byzantine Mosaic Art in Ravenna. In the mid-1950s, he began exhibiting his works, first in Florence in 1955, and later in Paris, where he settled in 1958.
A widely traveled artist, Erró has become known for collecting and reassembling advertisements, news images, comics, and posters, often inserting figures from artworks by Eugène Delacroix
, Fernand Léger
, and Pablo Picasso
. Erró’s surrealistic imagery is comprised of subjects ranging from comic-book characters to infamous dictators, including Donald Duck, Chip & Dale, Adolf Hitler, and Saddam Hussein. Erró''s provocative pictures explore themes of weapons, violence, and sexuality, drawing comparisons to Pop icons such as Roy Lichtenstein
, Andy Warhol
, and James Rosenquist
His work is contained in the Czech Museum of Fine Arts in Prague, the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, and Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland, among other notable institutions.