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Antoni Tapies

Antoni Tapies

Spain • Born in: 1923

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Antoni Tàpies is one of the most iconic painters on the twentieth century Spanish art scene. He died in 2012 in his home city, Barcelona, and left his mysterious paintings, which earned him the Wolf Art Foundation Prize in 1981 and the UNESCO Picasso Gold Medal in 1993, as well as other prizes… He was interested in painting from a very young age, but decided to study law.

Forced to pause his activities for two years due to a lung infection, he used his convalescence to immerse himself into literature and the study of art history, philosophy and Romantic music. The culture he absorbed would strongly influence his creation. In 1942, he suffered from a tachycardia episode, provoking hallucinations, this incident increased his desire to practise his art. He identified with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements and created the movement « Dau al Set », contrary to the Francoist Academy. When he arrived in Paris in 1951, he met the modern artists of the time such as Braque and Chagall, who showed him various techniques: dripping, scraping.

His medical profile evokes that of various figures involved in Art Brut but it is not the only aspect that links him to the movement. In fact, the blending of assembled artistic materials and materials from everyday life is characteristic of Art Brut. With a lack of aesthetic concerns, his work moves towards Arte Povera. His use of waste increased with the emergence of Pop Art, where objects, stripped of soul, were favoured in creation, in response to consumerism in society. He placed great importance on the symbolism of colours, in particular red, omnipresent in his palette, a reminder of the violence of the war. Symbolic elements mar his work: numbers, initials, colours, making them mystical and undecipherable.

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Our recommendations Antoni Tapies, Croix carton, Print

Antoni Tapies

Croix carton, 1984 66 x 82.5 cm Print

€1,500

Our recommendations Antoni Tapies, Pintura Poema, Print

Antoni Tapies

Pintura Poema, 1973 76 x 55 cm Print

€950

Our recommendations Antoni Tapies, AL, Print

Antoni Tapies

AL, 1983 90 x 60 cm Print

€1,900

Our recommendations Antoni Tapies, Minor, Print

Antoni Tapies

Minor, 1988 40 x 56 cm Print

€2,500

Our recommendations Antoni Tapies, Llambrec material, Print

Antoni Tapies

Llambrec material, 1975 76 x 56 cm Print

€2,000

Our recommendations Antoni Tapies, Nocturno Matinal, Print

Antoni Tapies

Nocturno Matinal, 1970 77 x 57 cm Print

€2,250

Antoni Tapies, Le Cercle de Cord, Print

Antoni Tapies

Le Cercle de Cord, 1969 58.4 x 77.5 cm Print

€2,784

Antoni Tapies, Le Cercle de Cord, Print

Antoni Tapies

Le Cercle de Cord, 1969 58.4 x 77.5 cm Print

€2,784

Antoni Tapies, Cloche tibétaine, Print

Antoni Tapies

Cloche tibétaine, 1991 120 x 79 cm Print

€1,900

Antoni Tapies, Déchirure, Print

Antoni Tapies

Déchirure, 1984 99 x 73 cm Print

€1,700

Antoni Tapies, Relief sable, Print

Antoni Tapies

Relief sable, 1982 70.5 x 96.5 cm Print

€3,000

Antoni Tapies, Bande rouge, Print

Antoni Tapies

Bande rouge, 1984 50 x 65.5 cm Print

€1,600

Antoni Tapies, T.A., Print

Antoni Tapies

T.A., 1982 70.8 x 96.5 cm Print

€3,000

Antoni Tapies, Quatre carrés, Print

Antoni Tapies

Quatre carrés, 1984 120 x 77.5 cm Print

€2,200

Antoni Tapies, Sans Titre (Untitled), Print

Antoni Tapies

Sans Titre (Untitled), 1980 29.5 x 46.1 x 0.1 cm Print

€1,500

Antoni Tapies, Olympic Centennial, Print

Antoni Tapies

Olympic Centennial, 1992 62 x 90 cm Print

€1,250

Antoni Tapies, Homage to Picasso, Print

Antoni Tapies

Homage to Picasso, 1973 59.3 x 76 x 0.1 cm Print

€1,800

Antoni Tapies, The Theater Stage, Print

Antoni Tapies

The Theater Stage, 1976 49 x 75.5 x 0.1 cm Print

€1,800

Antoni Tapies, Llambrec 18, Print

Antoni Tapies

Llambrec 18, 1975 56 x 76 cm Print

€2,000

Antoni Tapies, Llambrec 15, Print

Antoni Tapies

Llambrec 15, 1975 76 x 56 cm Print

€2,000

Antoni Tapies, LLambrec7, Print

Antoni Tapies

LLambrec7, 1975 56 x 76 cm Print

€1,500

Antoni Tapies, LLambrec5, Print

Antoni Tapies

LLambrec5, 1975 76 x 56 cm Print

€1,400

Antoni Tapies, LLambrec, Print

Antoni Tapies

LLambrec, 1975 76 x 56 cm Print

€1,400

Antoni Tapies, LLambre11, Print

Antoni Tapies

LLambre11, 1975 56 x 76 cm Print

€1,800

Antoni Tapies, Clau 16, Print

Antoni Tapies

Clau 16, 1973 45 x 62 cm Print

€1,000

Antoni Tapies, Dib 4, Print

Antoni Tapies

Dib 4, 1974 76 x 56 cm Print

€2,200

Antoni Tapies, Composition, Print

Antoni Tapies

Composition, 1992 63 x 90 x 1 cm Print

€1,500

Antoni Tapies, Deux trous, Print

Antoni Tapies

Deux trous, 1984 65 x 85 cm Print

€2,750

Antoni Tapies, Erinnerungen, Print

Antoni Tapies

Erinnerungen, 1988 45 x 56 cm Print

€1,550

Antoni Tapies, Circulo de Piedra, Print

Antoni Tapies

Circulo de Piedra, 1973 57 x 45 cm Print

€1,950

Antoni Tapies, Deux Trous, Print

Antoni Tapies

Deux Trous, 1984 56 x 76 cm Print

€2,070

Antoni Tapies, Serie Frégoli, Print

Antoni Tapies

Serie Frégoli, 1969 38 x 51 cm Print

€1,065

Antoni Tapies, Noir et cartons, Print

Antoni Tapies

Noir et cartons, 1980 61.5 x 56 x 0.3 cm Print

€1,200

Antoni Tapies, LLambrec 11, Print

Antoni Tapies

LLambrec 11, 1975 56 x 76 x 0.3 cm Print

€1,500

Antoni Tapies, LLambrec 6, Print

Antoni Tapies

LLambrec 6, 1975 76 x 56 x 0.3 cm Print

€1,000

Antoni Tapies, Sans titre, Print

Antoni Tapies

Sans titre, 1972 75 x 56.5 x 0.02 cm Print

€2,500

Antoni Tapies, Llambrec 17, Print

Antoni Tapies

Llambrec 17, 1975 76 x 56 cm Print

€1,800

Antoni Tapies, Llambrec 16, Print

Antoni Tapies

Llambrec 16, 1975 56 x 76 cm Print

€2,200

Antoni Tapies, Aparicions 7, Print

Antoni Tapies

Aparicions 7, 1982 56 x 76 cm Print

€3,000

Antoni Tapies, Aparicions 9, Print

Antoni Tapies

Aparicions 9, 1982 76 x 56 cm Print

€3,000

Antoni Tapies, Aparicions 4, Print

Antoni Tapies

Aparicions 4, 1982 56 x 76 cm Print

€3,000

Antoni Tapies, Aparicions 3, Print

Antoni Tapies

Aparicions 3, 1982 76 x 56 cm Print

€3,000

Antoni Tapies, Aparicions 6, Print

Antoni Tapies

Aparicions 6, 1982 76 x 56 cm Print

€3,000

Antoni Tapies, Dib 1, Print

Antoni Tapies

Dib 1, 1974 56 x 76 cm Print

€1,400

Antoni Tapies, Llambrec Material, Print

Antoni Tapies

Llambrec Material, 1975 44 x 32 x 3 cm Print

€1,800

Antoni Tapies, Ligne d'horizon, Print

Antoni Tapies

Ligne d'horizon, 1973 29.5 x 46 cm Print

€1,100

Antoni Tapies, LLambrec 6, Print

Antoni Tapies

LLambrec 6, 1975 76 x 56 cm Print

€1,400

Antoni Tapies, LLambrec9, Print

Antoni Tapies

LLambrec9, 1975 76 x 56 cm Print

€1,400

Antoni Tapies, LLambrec 10, Print

Antoni Tapies

LLambrec 10, 1975 76 x 56 cm Print

€1,400

Antoni Tapies, LLambrec3, Print

Antoni Tapies

LLambrec3, 1975 76 x 56 cm Print

€1,800

Antoni Tapies, LLambre1, Print

Antoni Tapies

LLambre1, 1975 76 x 56 cm Print

€1,500

Antoni Tapies, LLambre8, Print

Antoni Tapies

LLambre8, 1975 76 x 56 cm Print

€1,400

Antoni Tapies, Silenci, Print

Antoni Tapies

Silenci, 1971 56 x 76 cm Print

€1,200

Antoni Tapies, Poems 6, Print

Antoni Tapies

Poems 6, 1974 76 x 56 cm Print

€2,200

Antoni Tapies, Llambrec 15, Print

Antoni Tapies

Llambrec 15, 1974 76 x 56 cm Print

€2,000

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Who is the artist?

Antoni Tàpies is one of the most iconic painters on the twentieth century Spanish art scene. He died in 2012 in his home city, Barcelona, and left his mysterious paintings, which earned him the Wolf Art Foundation Prize in 1981 and the UNESCO Picasso Gold Medal in 1993, as well as other prizes… He was interested in painting from a very young age, but decided to study law.

Forced to pause his activities for two years due to a lung infection, he used his convalescence to immerse himself into literature and the study of art history, philosophy and Romantic music. The culture he absorbed would strongly influence his creation. In 1942, he suffered from a tachycardia episode, provoking hallucinations, this incident increased his desire to practise his art. He identified with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements and created the movement « Dau al Set », contrary to the Francoist Academy. When he arrived in Paris in 1951, he met the modern artists of the time such as Braque and Chagall, who showed him various techniques: dripping, scraping.

His medical profile evokes that of various figures involved in Art Brut but it is not the only aspect that links him to the movement. In fact, the blending of assembled artistic materials and materials from everyday life is characteristic of Art Brut. With a lack of aesthetic concerns, his work moves towards Arte Povera. His use of waste increased with the emergence of Pop Art, where objects, stripped of soul, were favoured in creation, in response to consumerism in society. He placed great importance on the symbolism of colours, in particular red, omnipresent in his palette, a reminder of the violence of the war. Symbolic elements mar his work: numbers, initials, colours, making them mystical and undecipherable.

What are his 3 main works?

What is Antoni Tapies’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Abstract Expressionnism, Abstract Japanese Artists

When was Antoni Tapies born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1923