Costus: You are a Star is the artistic biography of the Costus duo ofEnrique Naya Igueravide (Cadiz, 12th September 1953?-?Badalona, 4thMay 1989) and Juan Carrero Galofré (Palma de Mallorca, 3rd February1955?-?Sitges, 3rd June 1989). Two artists clearly linked to the popand neo- gurative art movements of the Eighties and linked to whatwould later be known as the Movida Madrileña.
Their biography is made almost mythical due to the gatherings of artists and keypersonalities of the time, such as Alaska and the Pegamoides, PedroAlmodóvar, Guillermo Pérez Villalta, Fabio McNamara or Tino Casal attheir Calle Palma house. This biography is given historical andcritical context in this work, analysing their creations and the rolethat they played as the re ection of a historical moment within Spain. This work is written by the History of Art specialist Julio PérezManzanares. It is a critical review of the mysti ed Movida in Madridas a historical and national identity-de ning period, seen through the artists' works, the real embodiment of pop, kitsch and camp in theSpain of the Transition.