Tàpies. Antonio Tàpies, Miquel Tàpies, Rosa Maria Malet, text.
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Paris: Cercle d'Art, 1988. 1st Edition. Large quarto, publisher's gray cloth, spine and upper board stamped in blue, original illustrated dust jacket.

"With my work I attempt to help man to overcome his alienation; I do this by surrounding his daily life with objects, which confront him in a tactile way with the final and deepest problems of our existence." Catalog for a traveling show of Antoni Tàpies exhibition posters (with stops at galleries including Galerie Maeght in Paris, Galeria 42 in Barcelona, Fondation Maeght in St Paul de Vence, Galerie Lelong in New York, and the Chicago International Art Exposition). Tàpies was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and art theorist, essentially self-taught. The son of a Catalan nationalist father, he studied law for three years before devoting himself to art from 1943 onwards. He was influenced by Max Ernst, Paul Klee, and Joan Miró, as well as philosophy and Eastern thought, and his work in the early 1970s was marked by Catalan nationalist symbols and sympathies. He cofounded the postwar Spanish art movement Dau al Set, connected to Surrealism and Dadaism, but later transitioned from surrealism into pintura matérica, a practice concerned with using non-artistic materials; and his most significant contribution to art history was his work with mixed media such as clay, strings and waste paper. He was also associated with matiérisme, a movement related to the matter and materiality of painting. Illustrated with 144 color plates and introductory essays by Rosa Maria Malet, and bibliographic endmatter compiled by Miquel Tàpies, the artist’s son. Issued as part of the publisher’s series on contemporary artists. Text in French. Dated owner signature to front endpaper. Offsetting to endpapers from binder's glue. Back of textblock pulled away from case binding but hinges holding firm; minor scoring to unclipped dust jacket. Very good. Item #3338

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