Noir Blanc, nd, Aquatint on Arches Paper, 25″ x 35″

Profile, 1982, Aquatint on D’arches Paper, 25″ x 20″

Anthony Tapies


Tapies was born in Barcelona and originally studied law at Barcelona University, but eventually gave this up to devote his life to painting. Tapies, a self-taught painter and lithographer, is known for his many collage works and graffiti-like paintings, influenced by Surrealists such as Miro and Klee. In the early 1950s, Tapies turned to abstract art and soon afterwards began to use thickly textured impasto, and unusual materials such as clay and marble dust in his work. From 1970 onward, Tapies frequently incorporated real objects and pieces of furniture in his works as well as many lithographs and etchings.


Selected Collections

Guggenheim Berlin

Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

Guggenheim Museum, New York City

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Museum of Modern Art, New York City

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

Great White with Bedframe

Art Collection of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Colombia

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain

Great Oval or Painting, ca.1955

Céret Museum of Modern Art, France

Essl Collection of Contemporary Art, Austria

Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires

Fundación Telefónica, Chile

Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Tate Gallery, London, UK

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran

Blanche Tendue et Graphisme Noire

Telefónica Foundation Collections, Madrid