Sale: 503 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, July 17. 2020 in Munich Lot 64

 
64
Antoni Tąpies
Paper with two marks, 1968.
Acrylic on paper, and chalks on paper, laid on ...
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,800
Sold:
€ 20,000 / $ 23.800

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Paper with two marks. 1968.
Acrylic on paper, and chalks on paper, laid on canvas.
Agusti 1829. Signed in lower right. 41 x 32.5 cm (16.1 x 12.7 in). [CH].

• Fascinating material qualiity
• Works from the 1960s count among the artist‘s most sought-after creations on the international auction market
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PROVENANCE: Galerie Maeght, Paris (stretcher with fragments of the gallery label).
Private collection Southern Germany.

"Painting has always known abstraction, from the Altamira caves over Velįzquez to Picasso. I always told the fanatics of Realism that there was no reality in painting; it only exists in the mind of the observer. [.] Accordingly, I don't see any contradiction between abstraction and figuration, as long as they evoke this idea of reality within us. The 'reality' that our eyes show us is just a miserable shadow of reality." (Tąpies, quote after: Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, edition 5, p. 2)

64
Antoni Tąpies
Paper with two marks, 1968.
Acrylic on paper, and chalks on paper, laid on ...
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 23,800
Sold:
€ 20,000 / $ 23.800

(incl. 25% surcharge)