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Antoni TAPIES

1923, Spain

Also known as: AT

Name: Antoni TAPIES
Birth: 1923, 13/12, Spain

Antoni Tàpies was born December 13, 1923, in Barcelona. His adolescence was disrupted by the Spanish Civil War and a serious illness that lasted two years. Tàpies began to study law in Barcelona in 1944 but decided instead within two years to devote himself exclusively to art. He was essentially self-taught as a painter; the few art classes he attended left little impression on him. Shortly after deciding to become an artist, he began attending clandestine meetings of the Blaus, an iconoclastic group of Catalan artists and writers who produced the review Dau al Set.

Tàpies’s early work was influenced by the art of Max Ernst, Paul Klee, and Joan Miró, and by Eastern philosophy. His art was exhibited for the first time in the controversial Salo d’Octubre in Barcelona in 1948. He soon began to develop a recognizable personal style related to matière painting, or Art Informel, a movement that focused on the materials of art-making. The approach resulted in textural richness, but its more important aim was the exploration of the transformative qualities of matter. Tàpies freely adopted bits of detritus, earth, and stone—mediums that evoke solidity and mass—in his large-scale works.

In 1950, his first solo show was held at the Galeries Laietanes, Barcelona, and he was included in the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. That same year, the French government awarded Tàpies a scholarship that enabled him to spend a year in Paris. His first solo show in New York was presented in 1953 at the gallery of Martha Jackson, who arranged for his work to be shown the following year in various parts of the United States. During the 1950s and 1960s, Tàpies exhibited in major museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and South America. In 1966, he began his collection of writings, La practica de l’art. In 1969, he and the poet Joan Brossa published their book, Frègoli; a second collaborative effort, Nocturn Matinal, appeared the following year. Tàpies received the Rubens Prize of Siegen, Germany, in 1972.

Retrospective exhibitions were presented at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, in 1973 and at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, in 1977. The following year, he published his prize-winning autobiography, Memòria personal. In the early 1980s, he continued diversifying his mediums, producing his first ceramic sculptures and designing sets for Jacques Dupin’s play L’Eboulement. By 1992, three volumes of the catalogue raisonné of Tàpies’s work had been published. The following year, he and Cristina Iglesias represented Spain at the Venice Biennale, where his installation was awarded the Leone d’Oro. A retrospective exhibition was presented at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, and the Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York, in 1994–95. Tàpies lives in Barcelona.

Source: http://www.belart.se/artists/antoni_tapies/

Antoni Tàpies arbetade från början med en surrealistisk betonad konst, men övergick sedan till målningar med uppmurade färgmassor som ristades med tecken, kors, siffror, bokstäver. Ofta på udda material med mörka färger med enstaka färgaccenter. Hans målningar innehöll ofta dolda politiska budskap riktade mot Franco-regimen.

The Complete Book With Lithographs And Collages, 1963, The Collophone Signed By Tàpies And Brossa, 25 Lithographs And Collages by Antoni TAPIES

The Complete Book With Lithographs And Collages, 1963, The Collophone Signed By Tàpies And Brossa, 25 Lithographs And Collages (1963)

Price SEK 45,000 (€4,901)
Estimated SEK 50,000–70,000
La Paille by Antoni TAPIES

La Paille (1969)

Price SEK 28,000 (€3,049)
Estimated SEK 15,000–20,000
Semanas Catalanas En Berlin by Antoni TAPIES

Semanas Catalanas En Berlin (1978)

Price EUR 1,200
Estimated EUR 1,000–2,000
Composition by Antoni TAPIES

Composition (1962)

Price EUR 700
Estimated EUR 700–1,400
Forma Blanca by Antoni TAPIES

Forma Blanca (1988)

Price SEK 18,000 (€1,989)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000
La Clau Del Foc Bok Med 16 Färglitografier (komplett) by Antoni TAPIES

La Clau Del Foc Bok Med 16 Färglitografier (komplett)

Price SEK 6,000 (€663)
Estimated SEK 8,000–10,000
Berlin-suite: Planche 5 Du Portfolio (galfetti 480) by Antoni TAPIES

Berlin-suite: Planche 5 Du Portfolio (galfetti 480) (1974)

Price EUR 500
Estimated EUR 500–600
Foc by Antoni TAPIES

Foc

Price EUR 2,556
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated EUR 2,000–3,000
Untitled by Antoni TAPIES

Untitled (1961)

Price EUR 15,000
Estimated
Aiguafort Amb Collage by Antoni TAPIES

Aiguafort Amb Collage (1989)

Price SEK 11,000 (€1,282)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000
Oval by Antoni TAPIES

Oval (1979)

Price SEK 20,000 (€2,330)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Matière by Antoni TAPIES

Matière

Price SEK 20,000 (€2,316)
Estimated SEK 10,000–12,000
Un Vase De Terre Crue Et Le T Du Nom De Tàpies (plate 3) by Antoni TAPIES

Un Vase De Terre Crue Et Le T Du Nom De Tàpies (plate 3) (1988)

Price SEK 6,500 (€714)
Estimated SEK 8,000–10,000
Aparicions 1 by Antoni TAPIES

Aparicions 1 (1982)

Price SEK 3,000 (€330)
Estimated SEK 4,000–5,000
Feu Ii by Antoni TAPIES

Feu Ii (1981)

Price SEK 25,000 (€2,746)
Estimated SEK 30,000–35,000
Deux Pieds Sur Ocre by Antoni TAPIES

Deux Pieds Sur Ocre (1972)

Price SEK 4,500 (€494)
Estimated SEK 4,000–5,000
Cercle De Corde by Antoni TAPIES

Cercle De Corde (1969)

Price SEK 6,500 (€714)
Estimated SEK 5,000–6,000
A.t. by Antoni TAPIES

A.t. (1985)

Price SEK 24,000 (€2,561)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
La Porte by Antoni TAPIES

La Porte (1969)

Price EUR 0
Not sold
Estimated EUR 8,000–12,000
Untitled, Folder Of Seven Prints (pl. 4) by Antoni TAPIES

Untitled, Folder Of Seven Prints (pl. 4) (1960)

Price SEK 6,000 (€654)
Estimated SEK 8,000–10,000
Minor Vii by Antoni TAPIES

Minor Vii (1988)

Price SEK 3,000 (€327)
Estimated SEK 4,000–5,000
Aparicions V by Antoni TAPIES

Aparicions V (1982)

Price SEK 4,000 (€436)
Estimated SEK 5,000–6,000
Negre I Roig: Quatre Ditates by Antoni TAPIES

Negre I Roig: Quatre Ditates (1976)

Price SEK 24,000 (€2,618)
Estimated SEK 15,000–20,000
Mâts by Antoni TAPIES

Mâts (1972)

Price SEK 32,000 (€3,491)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Vermell Damunt Diari by Antoni TAPIES

Vermell Damunt Diari

Price SEK 160,000 (€17,280)
Estimated SEK 175,000–200,000
Vermell Damunt Diari by Antoni TAPIES

Vermell Damunt Diari (Executed 1972)

Price SEK 1,400,000 (€151,200)
Estimated SEK 1,600,000–1,800,000
Composition by Antoni TAPIES

Composition

Price EUR 1,600
Estimated EUR 500–700
Folds by Antoni TAPIES

Folds

Price SEK 100,000 (€10,861)
Estimated SEK 150,000–200,000
A4 by Antoni TAPIES

A4 (1985)

Price SEK 32,000 (€3,345)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Feu Ii by Antoni TAPIES

Feu Ii (1981)

Price SEK 36,000 (€3,763)
Estimated SEK 25,000–30,000
U No és Ningú by Antoni TAPIES

U No és Ningú (1979)

Price SEK 21,000 (€2,195)
Estimated SEK 15,000–20,000
Matière by Antoni TAPIES

Matière (1972)

Price SEK 27,000 (€2,822)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000
Roba Interior by Antoni TAPIES

Roba Interior (1972)

Price SEK 16,000 (€1,672)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000
Le Pied by Antoni TAPIES

Le Pied (1969)

Price SEK 10,000 (€1,045)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000
La Grille by Antoni TAPIES

La Grille (1969)

Price SEK 16,000 (€1,672)
Estimated SEK 1,200–15,000
Relief Gris Avec Trois Trous - 1964 by Antoni TAPIES

Relief Gris Avec Trois Trous - 1964 (1964)

Price SEK 390,000 (€40,560)
Estimated SEK 200,000–250,000
Blanc Amb Signe Vermellós (white With Reddish Sign) by Antoni TAPIES

Blanc Amb Signe Vermellós (white With Reddish Sign) (1963)

Price GBP 993,250 (€1,130,120)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 300,000–400,000
Oval Gris-marró (grey-brown Oval) by Antoni TAPIES

Oval Gris-marró (grey-brown Oval) (1959)

Price GBP 337,250 (€383,723)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated GBP 200,000–300,000
Petit 's' Rouge by Antoni TAPIES

Petit 's' Rouge

Price SEK 780,000 (€74,568)
Estimated SEK 350,000–400,000
Composition by Antoni TAPIES

Composition

Price EUR 660
Estimated EUR 300–400

Black Litho, (lit: Galfetti 23) (1959)

Price SEK 5,500 (€511)
Estimated SEK 7,000–9,000
Untitled, (lit: Galfetti 349) by Antoni TAPIES

Untitled, (lit: Galfetti 349) (1973)

Price SEK 6,500 (€604)
Estimated SEK 5,000–6,000

Llambrec Material: Three Prints, (lit: Galfetti 543, 545, 547) (1975)

Price SEK 11,000 (€1,022)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000

Lettre X, (lit: Galfetti 315) (1972)

Price SEK 4,600 (€427)
Estimated SEK 5,000–6,000

Trois Taches Et Trois Lignes Noires (1972)

Price SEK 11,000 (€1,022)
Estimated SEK 10,000–12,000
Cercle Sur Matière, (lit: Galfetti 231) by Antoni TAPIES

Cercle Sur Matière, (lit: Galfetti 231) (1970)

Price SEK 6,000 (€557)
Estimated SEK 6,000–8,000
Forma Blanca by Antoni TAPIES

Forma Blanca (1988)

Price SEK 12,000 (€1,115)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000
8 by Antoni TAPIES

8 (1987)

Price SEK 85,000 (€7,768)
Estimated SEK 25,000–30,000

Folder Of Seven P. (1960)

Price SEK 130,000 (€11,872)
Estimated SEK 30,000–40,000

El Pa A La Barca, A Suite Of 25 Lithographs (1963)

Price SEK 130,000 (€11,872)
Estimated SEK 80,000–100,000
Rosado Con Puntos Negros by Antoni TAPIES

Rosado Con Puntos Negros (1965)

Price SEK 300,000 (€27,397)
Estimated SEK 60,000–80,000