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Antoni Tapies was a Spanish painter, graphic artist and sculptor and is said to be one of his country’s most important artists of informal art. In 1944, he began to study law, but dropped it in 1946 to finally dedicate himself to art. As his first exhibitions have been so successful, he received a scholarship in Paris. There, he got to know artists of the Art Informel like Jean Fautrier and Jean Dubuffet.

  • Born: 13 December 1923
  • Place of birth: Barcelona, Spain
  • Died on: 6 February 2012
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Studied at: Law at University of Barcelona
  • Similar artists: Hans Hartung, Eduardo Chillida, Joan Miro
  • Era: Contemporary art
  • Stylistic direction: Informal art

From the 1960s onwards, he is internationally known, receives numerous awards and prizes, and his artworks and editions are exhibited at important exhibitions such as the Biennale in Venice and the documenta in Kassel.

 

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Collections

Argentinia

Germany

 

France

 

England

 

Italy

 

Japan

 

Austria

Spain

 

USA

 

Exhibitions

  • 22.05.2019 – 08.09.2019 Al Norte de la Tormenta: from Robert Rauschenberg to Juan Muñoz – MAXXI, Rome.
  • 27.03.2019 – 04.05.2019 Antoni Tàpies – Hommage an die Materie – Galerie Boisserée, Cologne.
  • 08.06.2018 – 24.02.2019 Antoni Tàpies. Political Biography - Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona.
  • 11.10.2017 – 04.11.2018 MACBA Collection. Beneath the Surface – MACBA, Barcelona.
  • 07.02.2017 – 25.09.2017 Antoni Tàpies. Objects - Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona.
  • 22.10.2016 – 29.01.2017 Kunst in Europa 1945–1968 – ZKM, Karlsruhe.
  • 19.01.2016 – 22.05.2016 Antoni Tàpies. Collection, 1955–65 - Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona.
  • 12.06.2015 – 10.06. 2016 Tàpies. An Artist’s Collection - Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona.
  • 01.05.2015 – 28.06.2015 20th Century Visionaries. Print and Photographs from the Permanent Collection - St. Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis.
  • 04.10.2013 – 19.01.2014 Antoni Tàpies – Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao.
  • 01.06.2013 – 24.11.2013 TAPIES. The eye of the artist - Palazzo Fortuny, Venice.

 

Awards

  • 2010: Survey into the nobility with the title Marqués de Tàpies, Madrid.
  • 1990: Praemium Imperiale, Japan.
  • 1988: Honorary Doctor of the University Barcelona, Barcelona.
  • 1988: Appointment as Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France.
  • 1982: Wolf-Prize, Jerusalem.
  • 1981: Medalla de Ordo de Bellas Artes, Madrid.
  • 1981: Doctor honoris causa, Royal College of Art, London.
  • 1979: Artprize of the city Barcelona, Barcelona.
  • 1974: Stephan-Lochner-Medal, Cologne.
  • 1958: First Prize of the Carnegie Institut, Pittsburgh.

 

Films

  • Tàpies, Documentation by Gregory Rood, BBC & TV Espana, 54min, 1991.

 

Literatur

  • Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona 1923-2012 Barcelona), Exhibition catalog, Thomas Weber (Publ.), Cologne 2019.
  • Antoni Tàpies, Bild, Körper, Pathos, Exhibition catalog, Eva Schmidt (Publ.), Cologne 2011.
  • Antoni Tàpies: Malerei und Graphik, Galerie Boisserée (Publ.), Cologne 2011.
  • Tàpies im west-östlichen Dialog, Verena Tintelnot, Kromsdorf 2009.
  • Antoni Tàpies: Malerei und Grafik, Matthias Rataiczyk (Publ.), Halle 2007.
  • Antoni Tàpies. Zeichen und Materie, Stiftung Schloss Moyland (Publ.), Cologne 2007.
  • Antoni Tàpies: Complete Works: Volume VIII, 1998-2004, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Barcelona 2006.
  • Antoni Tàpies. Works, writings, interviews, Youssef Ishaghpour, Barcelona 2006.
  • Antoni Tàpies. Eine Retrospektive, Thomas M. Messer, Cologne 2003.
  • Empremtes – Spuren. Antoni Tàpies. Das Werk, Barbara Catoir, Cologne 2003.
  • Gespräche mit Antoni Tàpies, Barbara Catoir, Munich 1997.

 

Own Writings

  • L’art i els seus llocs, Antoni Tàpies, Madrid, 1999.
  • L’experiència de l’art, Antoni Tàpies, ed. José Francisco Yvars, Barcelona, 1996.
  • Valor de l’art, Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, 1993.
  • Art i espiritualitat, Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona,1989.
  • Per un art modern i progressista, Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona,1985.
  • La realitat com a art, Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, 1982.
  • L’art contra l’estètica, Antoni Tàpies, Esplugues de Llobregat, 1974.
  • La pràctica de l’Art, Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, 1970.

 

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