PUBLISHER
Walther König, Köln

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 7 x 9.5 in. / 384 pgs / 144 color / 92 bw.

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Pub Date
Forthcoming

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 148   

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ISBN 9783960984191 TRADE
List Price: $59.95 CDN $85.00

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Awaiting stock

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Barcelona, Spain
Fundació Antoni Tąpies, 06/08/18–02/24/19

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Antoni Tąpies: Political Biography

Fundació Antoni Tapies

Text by Xavier Antich, Manuel Borja Villel, Fląvia Company, Manel Guerrero, Carles Guerra, Cląudia Grego.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Antoni Tąpies: Political Biography.'

In works that occupy a unique midground between painting and sculpture, Catalan artist Antoni Tąpies (1923–2012) fused the material vocabulary of Arte Povera and the gestural energy of abstract expressionism with the mystical sensibility of Iberian Catholicism. Tąpies showed a preference for an austere palate and unconventional materials reflecting the limited resources of his political environment. He spent three decades of his long productive career in Barcelona, where he lived and died, under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. In that time, Tąpies confronted many of the paradoxes a creative artist faces under an authoritarian and anti-intellectual regime. In painting, sculpture, writing and other mediums, his work existed in conversation with the currents of contemporary art in the West while within the strictures of an oppressive state.
Antoni Tąpies: Political Biography illuminates the artist's responses to the conditions of his native Catalonia, reproducing documents such as letters, manifestoes and samples of the media reception Tąpies generated over the years alongside reproductions of works from across his career. Texts by artists, curators and critics discussing Tąpies and the context of his oeuvre, plus a comparative chronology, are also included.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Antoni Tąpies: Political Biography.'

Antoni Tąpies: Political Biography

STATUS: Forthcoming | 6/1/2020

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