ANTONI TÀPIES (Spanish, b. 1923)
    Etching with embossing
    Ed. HC 12/15
    Signed lower right: tàpies
    36-1/2 x 51-3/4 inches (92.7 x 131.4 cm)

    More Information: Spanish Catalan painter considered a great master artist of the 20th century.  Tapies helped found the first Post-War movement in Spain known as Dau-al-Set which had connections to the Surrealist and Dadaist movements.  His art was exhibited for the first time in the controversial Salo d'Octubre in Barcelona in 1948.  In 1950 his first solo exhibition was held at the Galeries Laietanes, Barcelona, and he was included in the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh.  His first solo show was held at the Martha Jackson Gallery in New York in 1953.  Tapies began his career in surrealism, influenced by Paul Klee and Joan Miro, but soon became an abstract expressionist, working in a style known as " Arte Povera" which involved incorporating bits of detritus - clay, marble dust, string, and rags, to his paint and on the canvas.  His work is a part of many major collections including The Guggenheim Museum, New York, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain, and The Tate Gallery, London, among others.

    Condition Report*:

    Rippling to the paper.  Some handling creases along the edges.  Otherwise in very good condition.  Not examined outside frame.

    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Requires 3rd Party Shipping (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2008
    11th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,173

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 June 22 American Indian Art - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    A few months before the Auction we received a beautifully printed Auction Brochure that showed the painting to its best advantage.
    Shauna Y.,
    Dallas, TX
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 October 13 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 October 13 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,098,328