Acrylic on paper, and chalks on paper, laid on ...
€ 20,000 / $ 23,800
€ 20,000 / $ 23.800 (incl. 25% surcharge)
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.
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)