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Spanish artist Antoni Tapies is best known for his mixed-media paintings that incorporate unusual objects like dust and sand. His works often contain enigmatic symbols and appear almost child-like. His artworks defy simple interpretation.

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In his wide-ranging practice, Antoni Tàpies combined rich conceptual concerns with material experimentation and monumental scales. His work was variously informed by early modernists including Paul Klee and Joan Miró and by Art Informel artists, such as Jean Dubuffet, who were his contemporaries. Throughout his paintings, prints, sculptures, and works on paper, Tàpies built a visual language full of thick, impastoed gestural marks and a cosmology of symbols and scripts. His materials ranged from trash and earth to dust and stone, which created a sense of solidity and physicality throughout his oeuvre. Tàpies participated in the Venice Biennale four times and exhibited in cities including Paris, London, Barcelona, Brussels, Berlin, Tokyo, Zürich, and New York. His work has sold for seven figures at auction and belongs in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Moderna Museet, the Kunstmuseum Basel, the Fondation Beyeler, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Tate.

High auction record
£1.7m, Christie's, 2014
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2020
Knokke Summer Pop-UpBen Brown Fine Arts
Antoni TàpiesAlmine Rech
Antoni Tàpies : "L'objet"Galerie Lelong & Co.
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Lettre a Francoise Peyrot Sur Le Nada, 1975

Engraving
11 3/4 × 8 1/2 in
29.8 × 21.6 cm
Edition ParolesPaintes1975/190
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US$350
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Spanish artist Antoni Tapies is best known for his mixed-media paintings that incorporate unusual …

Medium
Signature
Unsigned
Price ranges of works on paper by Antoni Tàpies
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$0–$1,500
This work
$0
$31,500+

In his wide-ranging practice, Antoni Tàpies combined rich conceptual concerns with material experimentation and monumental scales. His work was variously informed by early modernists including Paul Klee and Joan Miró and by Art Informel artists, such as Jean Dubuffet, who were his contemporaries. Throughout his paintings, prints, sculptures, and works on paper, Tàpies built a visual language full of thick, impastoed gestural marks and a cosmology of symbols and scripts. His materials ranged from trash and earth to dust and stone, which created a sense of solidity and physicality throughout his oeuvre. Tàpies participated in the Venice Biennale four times and exhibited in cities including Paris, London, Barcelona, Brussels, Berlin, Tokyo, Zürich, and New York. His work has sold for seven figures at auction and belongs in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Moderna Museet, the Kunstmuseum Basel, the Fondation Beyeler, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Tate.

High auction record
£1.7m, Christie's, 2014
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)

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