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Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona 1923-2012) was a painter, sculptor and theorist who became one of the most influential European artists of his generation. Antoni Tàpies’ first artistic attempts began during a long convalescence following a serious illness, after which his increasing dedication to painting and drawing led him to abandon his university education in the mid 1940's. Influenced by Miró and Klee, he became increasingly interested in iconographic and magical subjects. He gradually began to incorporate geometrical elements and colour studies leading to an interest in matter through the use of heavily textured canvases of great expressive and communicative possibilities.

With these works, Tàpies achieved international recognition by the mid-1950s. In the 1960s, he began incorporating new iconographic elements (writing, signs, anthropomorphic elements, footprints and references to the Catalan situation), and new technical methods (new surfaces, use of everyday objects and varnish). Tàpies’ pictorial language has continued to develop ever since, resulting in a creative and productive body of work that is admired throughout the world.

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Selected Works

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Oval 327

1991

Paint and crayon on corrugated cardboard mounted on canvas

82 x 125.5 cm (32 932 x 49 1332 inches)

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Perfil metàl·lic

1993

Collage and embossing on metal plate

100 x 84.5 cm (39 38 x 33 932 inches)

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Mitjà hàbil núm. 3

2007

Varnish and crayon on canvas

Unframed

100 x 81 cm (39 38 x 31 78 inches)

Framed

102.5 x 83.5 x 5.5 cm (40 1132 x 32 78 x 2 532 inches)

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Collage i pintura

1992

Mixed media and collage on wood

146 x 114 x 10 cm (57 1532 x 44 78 x 3 1516 inches)

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Crani-perfil

2006

Paint on paper

Unframed

28 x 37.5 cm (11 132 x 14 34 inches)

Framed

49.5 x 58.5 x 2 cm (19 12 x 23 132 x 2532 inches)

News

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Antoni Tàpies

Metafísicas de la fragilidad. De la vanguardia al arte conceptual Sep 16 - Dec 4, 2021
Fundació Vallpalou
Lleida
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Antoni Tàpies

Signes i escriptures May 28 - Sep 18, 2022
Fundació Palau
Centre d’art
Caldes d’Estrac
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Antoni Tàpies

Arte en una tierra baldía, 1939 – 1959 May 19 - Sep 4, 2022
Museo de BBAA de Castellón
Castellón
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Antoni Tàpies

Wild and Brilliant: The Martha Jackson Gallery and Post-War Art Nov 18 - Dec 30, 2021
Hollis Taggart
New York
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Antoni Tàpies

Little Things Parts I & II Nov 10 - Jan 29, 2022
Pace Gallery
Geneve
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Antoni Tàpies

666 Oct 22 - Dec 4, 2021
Galerie Nordenhake México
México DF
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Antoni Tàpies

Jours blancs Oct 18 - Feb 2, 2022
https://kamelmennour.com/exhibitions/jours-blancs
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Antoni Tàpies

50 Obras maestras de la colección Abanca Oct 14 - Jan 30, 2022
Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias
Oviedo
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Antoni Tàpies

Un homenaje a Pierre Matisse Sep 15 - Dec 11, 2021
Mayoral-París
París
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Antoni Tàpies

Naturaleza abstracta Sep 2 - Nov 20, 2021
Mayoral Galeria d’Art
Barcelona
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Antoni Tàpies

Grandes Maestros Jun 18 - Aug 2, 2021
Auror Vigil-Escalera Galeria de Arte
Gijón
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Antoni Tàpies

Tàpies. La realidad en primer plano Jun 18 - Feb 20, 2022
Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Barcelona
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Antoni Tàpies

Sophie Köhler - 8 horas con Tàpies Jun 15 - Sep 19, 2021
Fundació Vila Casas
Barcelona
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Antoni Tàpies

De Gleizes a Guerrero. Dibuixant una collecció III Jun 10 - Sep 10, 2021
Galeria Marc Domènech
Barcelona
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Antoni Tàpies

Tàpies en Zabalaga Jun 10 - Jan 10, 2022
Chillida Leku
San Sebastián
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Antoni Tàpies

Pintar la luz. Maestros catalanes de la Colección Carmen Thyssen Jun 1 - Oct 17, 2021
Museo Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza
Málaga
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Antoni Tàpies

De que é feita uma coleção? Fluxo e Metamorfose Apr 9 - Jun 20, 2021
Câmara Municipal de Coimbra
Coimbra
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Antoni Tàpies

Informalisme Pictòric a Catalunya 1950-1967 y Post-Informalisme Apr 8 - Apr 30, 2021
Legax ART gallery
Barcelona
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Antoni Tàpies

Melancolía. Papel y tinta Mar 12 - Apr 30, 2021
Ateneo de Málaga
Málaga
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Antoni Tàpies

Zóbel en el contexto del arte español de posguerra Mar 11 - Mar 21, 2021
Fundación Pons
Madrid
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Antoni Tàpies

Colección Helga de Alvear Feb 26
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Helga de Alvear
Cáceres
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Antoni Tàpies

Fundamentos del siglo XX: modernidad y posguerra Jan 23 - Mar 5, 2021
Galeria Leandro Navarro
Madrid
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Antoni Tàpies

Una historia del arte reciente (1960-2020) Jan 22 - Jan 16, 2022
Museo de Arte Abstracto Español
Cuenca
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Antoni Tàpies

Tàpies a los 30 Oct 3 - Jun 6, 2021
Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Exhibitions

Estar a la lluna

Fonteta
Aug 07 - Sep 26, 2021

We’re delighted to present the second chapter of the joint project by Bombon, Galeria Joan Prats and NoguerasBlanchard, taking place in Fonteta, a small village in the Empordà region from June to September.

The exhibition, conceived in two chapters, brings together artists from three different generations. The proposal begins with a concept from the Empordà Parar la fresca (to take in fresh air) described by Josep Pla in the book Las Horas (The Hours), 1953.

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Parar la fresca

Fonteta
Jun 18 - Aug 03, 2021

We’re delighted to present a joint project by Bombon, Galeria Joan Prats and NoguerasBlanchard in Fonteta, a small village in the Empordà region from June to September.

The exhibition, conceived in two chapters (the first opening June 18th and the second August 7th) brings together artists from three different generations. The proposal begins with a concept from the Empordà Parar la fresca (to take in fresh air) described by Josep Pla in the book Las Horas (The Hours), 1953.

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La mel

Madrid
Nov 14 - Jan 30, 2021

NoguerasBlanchard is pleased to present La mel, an exhibition by Antoni Tàpies featuring a series of unpublished works. Made in close collaboration with the estate of Antoni Tàpies, this exhibition seeks to offer an expanded reading of the significance of the artist’s recurrent use of a material as specific as varnish.

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One strike, everything is scattered

Madrid
Jun 13 - Jul 25, 2020

The works proposed in the exhibition relinquish painting’s classical condition and elaborate new narratives on the pictorial medium and its cosmologies.

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