Antoni Tapies at 80

Antoni Tapies at 80
Library Shelf Location 18.TAPI
Publication Date 2003
Description Antoni Tàpies at 80 PaceWildenstein is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by Antoni Tàpies, one of Europe’s foremost painters, on the occasion of his eightieth year. On view February 28 through March 29, 2003 at 32 East 57th Street in New York City, the exhibition includes approximately twenty new paintings on wood (2001-2) incorporating assemblage, collage, and mixed media such as ceramic, fabric, marble dust, and metal. A full color catalogue with an essay by art historian Barbara Rose accompanies the exhibition. Early in his career, Tàpies explored Surrealist techniques and began to develop his own visual language by using a combination of signs and symbols and investigating the nature of physical objects and their materiality. Barbara Rose states: “The essential act for Tàpies is not depiction or representation but the transformation of matter into spirit…This metaphysical transformation characterizes the duality and tension in Tàpies’ art…The purpose of art, then, is to alter and heighten consciousness, bringing us into contact in the most powerful way with reality, not as it is pictured but as it literally exists in time and space…In this series of recent paintings, one sees Tàpies in full possession of his powers.”
ISBN 1930743254
Quantity 1
Pages 55 p. : chiefly ill. (all col.) ; 26 cm.
Author Barbara Rose
Format Paperback
Publisher Pace Wildenstein, New York
Related Artist Antoni Tapies
Categories Painting, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Collage
Artist's Nationality Catalan
Language English

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