New works at Antoni Tàpies Foundation (Barcelona)

Posted on 24 August 2010 in Art & Architecture, Barcelona, always!

The work Fusta pintada i rascada (Painted and scratched wood), from 1960, belongs to the Antoni Tàpies collection; it is a signature piece and starting point of the new selection that features works from the Antoni Tàpies collection. This exhibition will be open to the public for the first time, in the Foundation building.

Fusta rascada i pintada. Antoni Tàpies

Fusta rascada i pintada. Antoni Tàpies

It aims to show the importance of materials used in the works of Tàpies. This interest could be noted in his first works from the mid to late 1940’s. Rope, rice, newspaper and toilet paper came to play an important part in his visual discourse.

In fact, Tàpies used this to demonstrate his support of introspective, reflexive and austere art that reflected a critical attitude towards mass culture and the emerging world of advertising.

The selection, open to the public this summer, follows a chronological tour from the 1940s to the present day, with works like Capsa de cordills (Box of Strings), Collage del paper moneda (Collage of paper coin) and Ratlles i empremtes (Lines and imprints), among others.

Antoni Tàpies. Collection | From 13/08/2010 to 26/09/2010
Aragó Street, 255 – Eixample

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