Antoni Tapies

Pasted Cloth

1976

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Artist
Antoni Tapies 1923–2012
Original title
Tissu collé
Medium
Fabric on etching on paper
Dimensions
Support: 632 x 908 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1981
Reference
P07572

Catalogue entry

P07572 COLLAGED CLOTH 1976

Inscribed ‘Tàpies’ bottom right and ‘25/50’
Etching with collage, printed by J. Barbarà, Barcelona, published by Maeght Gallery, Barcelona, 24 7/8×35 3/4 (63.3×90.8)
Purchased from Maeght Editeur (Grant-in-Aid) 1981
Lit: op.cit., no.600

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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