Antoni Tapies Cartography 1976

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Artwork details

Artist
Antoni Tapies 1923–2012
Title
Cartography
Cartographie
Date 1976
Medium Etching on paper
Dimensions Image: 560 x 843 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Reference
P07571
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Catalogue entry

P07571 CARTOGRAPHY 1976

Inscribed ‘Tàpies’ bottom left and ‘30/50’
Etching, printed by J. Barbara, Barcelona, published by Maeght Gallery, Barcelona, 22 1/8×35 3/8 (56×84.3)
Purchased from Maeght Editeur (Grant-in-Aid) 1981
Lit: Mariuccia Galfetti and Gustavo Gili, Tàpies: Obra Grafica 1973–78, Barcelona, 1980, no.593

In his prints, Tàpies translates the rich surface of collage, impasto and violent or graffiti-like marks of his paintings into graphic terms. He used impressions of real things, as in ‘The Sieve’ [P07570], and collage as in ‘Collaged Cloth’ [P07572]. There are references to location in ‘Cartography’ [P07571]; Teresa is the name of Tàpies' wife.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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