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Opening: Tàpies. Col·lecció d’artista

19:3021:00 h
Venue: Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Aragó, 255
08007 Barcelona
Price: Free event
Opening

Tàpies. Artist Collection
12 June 2015 – 10 January 2016

Opening Thursday 11 June 2015 at 19:30 h.

Between 2014 and 2015, the heirs of Antoni Tàpies gave to the Foundation a collection of 215 works from the collection of the artist. Largely, this assignment is composed of works by Tàpies, but also includes a selection of 31 works by artists of the twentieth century such as Paul Klee, Joan Miró, Kurt Schwitters, Wassily Kandinsky, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, Jean Dubuffet, Willem de Kooning, Sam Francis and Robert Motherwell, among others.

The exhibition Tàpies. Col·lecció d’artista part of the deposit and displays, on one hand, a selection of works by Antoni Tàpies from the mid 1940s until well into the 1980s, with special attention to works less known; and, secondly, a selection of works from his private collection, as well as a representation of letters, photographs, invitations, catalogs and reference books of his personal library were donated to the Library Foundation in 1990. The selection highlights the influences of a training period as tastes and affinities of a work of maturity.

The exhibition will be accompanied by the screening of the documentary unpublished Louise M. Borras Antoni Tàpies, conducted in 1981, with music by Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny. The film, conceived as a sound photoscopes, reviews the work of the artist and his artistic references, literary and cultural, historical and personal context. The recovery of this documentary was made possible thanks to the generosity of Adelaide Borras Frías, and the collaboration of the Film Archive of Catalonia.