Galeria Maxo, Barcelona

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#359 of 1,537 in Things to do in Barcelona
Tucked away in one of Barcelona's trendiest neighborhoods, Galeria Maxo showcases a diverse array of contemporary art. More than 50 permanent works hang on the exposed-brick walls and the owner is often present to help show them off. Soak up some of the city's famed artistic culture and do a little souvenir shopping. Posters, canvases, postcards, and more are available for sale on site. You can find information about upcoming temporary exhibits on the gallery's website. Put Galeria Maxo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Barcelona day trip app .
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  • You cannot make a jump if you love art and beautiful things in my opinion fantastic corner of art that I would like to take me home!!
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  • I had happened to come across the website of Galería Alea while researching for my trip in Granada, and thought it looked a different and interesting space so i made sure it was in my intinerary. I am...  more »
  • They plagiarize work from other independent artists, sign them as theirs. We have tried to flag them, sue them, but they still get profit. No art, pure business. Please don’t support this place!  more »
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  • The place was beautiful and had some lovely art. However I follow a lot of artists on Instagram and realised that some of their art was in this gallery. After speaking with the owner he claimed all artworks were originals and of his own creation. I know this is a lie and there is no credit on any of the artworks to the original artist. Shame on Galeria Maxo. Do not support this shop.
  • This is a business that makes profit off stealing young people’s artwork, giving them zero credit, and allegedly engaged in harassment and blackmail when artists have reached out to have their work removed. The kicker is that those artists are happy to sell their work for SO much less, but this “gallery” is all about profit. Zero integrity. Do not support them.
  • I absolutely loved this place. The Greek lady who runs it is very helpful and friendly. The place offers a wide range of artistic crafts you can buy and has a unique style. There's no sign outside the gallery so be careful not to miss it!
  • I have seen so many artists online, who had their art stolen by this Gallery and not given any credit and payment whatsoever for their work. This is fraud and besides that completely disrespectful towards those artists! Please don't buy this overpriced plagiarism
  • My name is Elliana Esquivel, on social media, known as the artist Elesq responsible for the drawing "The Chaos and the Calm" (feel free to google it, it will be easy to find). After receiving numerous photos, videos, and links from my followers of what seemed to be my very personal journal drawing "The Chaos and the Calm" redrawn about three dozen times and hanging on a wall in some shop in Barcelona I had never heard of, I realized it was obvious that someone was using my art to make thousands. After ducking my calls for days, I was finally able to contact shop owner and "artist" / Maxo himself. Maxo (who had the audacity to sell shrewd copies of my drawing for nearly $300 USD a piece while mine run at around $20 max) quite rudely informed me that he had no idea the drawing wasn't his (that was literally word-for-word his excuse) and claimed he would remove the drawings as quickly as possible. To make a long story short, he didn't. In fact, he continued selling them and blocked me on every social media platform. I then encouraged my supporters to review his shop on Google and notify the public that this man is a con artist. After my followers had posted nearly 200 reviews warning people, an hour later and every single 1 star review suddenly vanished. Maxo was deleting any review that rated him below 4 stars. It was then that I was informed by two students living in Barcelona, that Maxo had actually threatened them in the past. When the students asked him to sit down for an interview for their school, he said he was a very busy, successful man and demanded that they write at least 15 fake 5 star reviews for his Google, Facebook, etc for this interview to be worth his time. When they denied this strange request (feeling fishy about the whole situation) Maxo sent them an unhealthy amount of nasty text messages and voicemails. He even contacted the head of their art school and attempted to slander them, claiming that the two students would never amount to anything and that they were completely talentless. The student who spoke to me about the situation described herself as feeling "incredibly scared and threatened" by not only the amount of harassing messages he sent her, but also the way in which he visited her school. To this day, Maxo has been stealing my art for nearly 2 years straight. He has threatened teenage girls. And if you think for a moment that he hasn't stolen artwork from dozens of other artists like myself, I strongly urge you to reconsider. Maxo is a conartist.
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