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Antoni Tàpies. Collection, # 7

The Fundació presents a new selection of works by Antoni Tàpies from the Collection. The show, which this time focuses on Spaces A and D, includes various creative moments in the artist’s career from the 1940s to the present decade, and illustrates the evolution of typologies, techniques and materials used by Tàpies.

In Space A, the itinerary begins with a selection of works from the two-year period 1946–47, which highlights an early interest in extra-pictorial materials, an interest that becomes the hallmark of his mature production and can be seen in later works such as Earth and paint (1956), Matter with Lateral Papers (1963) and Book-Wall (1990), among others. The exhibition also features a selection of works that incorporate the object (such as Mettal Shutter and Violin, made for the window display of the Gales shop over Christmas 1956), and bronze sculptures (such as Drum and Pitcher and Boot, both 1987). Furthermore, you can see works from the 1990s and 2000s displaying several recurring themes, including an interest in matter, everyday objects and writing. The exhibition incorporates a selection of prints made during the period 1959–87 (Space D).

The itinerary finishes with a screening of the documentary Tàpies (1990) by Gregory Rood, produced by the BBC–TVE Catalunya, which is projected in the Fundació Auditorium (Space C).



Space A 

Wax Drawing II, 1946

Wax Drawing I, 1946

Wax Drawing III, 1946

Newsprint Cross, 1946

Head and Flag, 1946

Threads and Ring, 1946

Box of Strings, 1946 , 1946

Figure on Burnt Wood, 1947

Ochre-Grey over Brown, 1962

Large Matter with Lateral Papers, 1963

Earth and Paint, 1956

Metal Shutter and Violin, 1956

Trousers on Stretcher, 1971

Knife and Pieces of Cardboar, 1971

Drum, 1987

Days of Water I, 1987

Book-Wall, 1990

Pitcher and Boot, 1987

Bowl, 1991

Complementaries, 2007


Space D

Untitled, 1959

Untitled, 1959

Untitled, 1959

Untitled, 1959

Untitled, 1959

Untitled, 1959

Untitled, 1959

Rope Circle, 1969

Rice, 1969

Scissors, 1969

Circle over Matter, 1970

Newsprint, 1969

Nail, 1972

Horsehair, 1971

Sieve, 1971

Relief and Newsprint, 1972

Two Blacks on Cardboard, 1971

Gravel, 1971

Sackcloth, 1971

Informal, 1987

Head, 1987

Leaves, 1987

Red and Black (1-5), 1987

Variations on a Musical Theme (3, 5-9, 15-17, 19-20), 1987

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