Antoni Tàpies, Couverture, Lithograph, 1974

Item no. 274464-14
  • Details


    • Lithograph on wove paper ‘Rives’ (watermark), laid on cardboard
    • Antoni Tàpies (1923-2012) – Spanish painter, graphic artist and sculptor; main exponent of Spanish Art Informel
    • Signed ‘Tàpies’ and inscribed ‘p.a.’ in pencil
    • Catalogue raisonné: Galfetti 405
    • Artist proof aside from the edition of 80 signed and numbered copies
    • Published and printed by Erker Presse St. Gallen (dry stamp)
    • Image size: 37 x 48 cm, sheet dimensions: 48,2 x 62 cm
    • Mounted behind glass in gilt wooden frame: 60 x 78 cm
    • Provenance: Private collection, Germany
    • Lithograph created for the collector’s edition of the book ‘Tàpies, Antoni: Die Praxis der Kunst St. Gallen, Erker Verlag 1976’
    • The price for this item contains a resale rights royalty that will be paid out to the collecting society VG Bild Kunst
    • This object is sold through our Berlin office
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    The lithograph has been laid on cardboard to the upper margin. It is in good condition, showing slight crease marks to the lower left and the upper right. The frame has minimally worn.

    Antoni Tàpies (1923-2012)
    Antoni Tàpies is one of the main exponents of Spanish Art Informel. In his paintings, he mixed materials such as sand, cement, marble dust and glue in the style of the ‘pintura matèrica’ movement, adding letters, symbols and crosses. He trained himself in drawing and painting, when he was still at school. Tàpies attended a law school for three years, and then studied painting at the Acadèmia Valls in Barcelona. He was among the founders of the art group ‘Dau al Set’, a movement with links to the surrealist and Dadaist artists. His interest for philosophy led him to read existentialist literature. Tàpies’ works are on display in international museums and were exhibited at the Venice Biennale and the documenta in Kassel. In 1884, Tàpies founded the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona, where he lived and worked until his death in 2012. In 2010, he was honored with the title ‘Marqués’ by the Spanish king Juan Carlos I. (cko)

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