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Catalan painter and graphic artist who began his career as a surrealist with no formal training. Co-founder of the group centred around the magazine Dau al Set in Barcelona. In 1950-51 he went on a French government scolarship to Paris and in 1953 visited New York for his first American exhibition. He has won numerous prizes including the prize for painting at the 1958 Venice Biennale. Tapies was influenced by Dubuffet and Miro and he became very aware of the heritage he shared with Miro (there are considerable similarities between the two artists’ prints of the late 1960’s).

Characteristic work by Tapies includes paintings with thickly impastoed, scratched or scraped paint in a dramatic style with austere imagery and earthy colour. All this may relate strongl...

Lietres I Gris from ‘Série Negre I roig’ - Antoni Tapies

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Lietres I Gris from ‘Série Negre I roig’, 1976

Etching and aquatint
56.0 x 76.0 cms
(22.01 x 29.87 in)

Price: £3300

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