Item description for Antoni Tapies: Works, Writings, Interviews (Essentials Poligrafa) by Antoni Tapies & Youssef Ishaghpour...
Antoni Tapies was born in 1923 to a Barcelona family of publishers and booksellers. He began drawing and painting as a young man, during a convalescence, and in the end gave up studying law to concentrate on art. By the 1940s, in his 20s, Tapies was already exhibiting widely. As an early Matter painter, he added dirt and other solids to his canvases, transmuting them into art and reminding viewers of the earth to which they would return. Later, in the era of Arte Povera, he worked in foam rubber and spray, varnishes and, for creating objects or sculptures, refractory clay and bronze. Coming from a bookish family, he also produced a number of artist's books and editions, working with collaborators such as Joseph Brodsky and Jose Saramago. This collection of the artist's writings is available here for the first time in English. An interview with Manuel Borja-Villel, Director of the MACBA in Spain, completes the volume.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 9" Height: 11.5" Weight: 2.42 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
ISBN 8434311240 ISBN13 9788434311244
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More About Antoni Tapies & Youssef Ishaghpour
Antoni Tapies was born in Barcelona in 1923 and he continues to live and work there. He participated in the 1954 and 1958 Venice Biennials and won an award for painting there in 1993; he also received the Guggenheim International Award in 1964, participated in Documenta 3 and in 1981, he was awarded the Medalla de Oro de Bellas Artes by King Juan Carlos I in Madrid. He has been the subject of numerous retrospectives at major museums worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among many others.