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Antoni Tàpies
1923 - 2012
oil on bronze
60 by 36 by 36 cm. 23 5/8 by 14 1/8 by 14 1/8 in.
Executed in 1987, this work is number 3 from an edition of 6.
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Galería Carles Taché, Barcelona
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1987


Barcelona, Galería Carles Taché, Antoni Tàpies, November 1987, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)
Oviedo, Caja de Ahorros de Asturias, Tàpies, 1990 (edition no. unknown)
Prague, Prazsky Hrad, Antoni Tàpies. Poeta, 1991, p. 25, illustrated (edition no. unknown)


Gloria Moure, Tàpies, Objetos del Tiempo, Barcelona 1994, pp. 167 and 243, illustrated
Anna Agusti, Tàpies: Obra Completa, Volum 6è. 1986-1990, Barcelona 2000, p. 132, no. 5405, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"Art is like a game, and who can say if this is not true of all human acts? Only on condition that we become quite innocent will we truly capture its deep meaning."
Antoni Tapies
'Nothing is too Petty', in: Exh. Cat., Barcelona, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Tapies in Perspective, 2004, p. 193

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