Antoni Tapies, Joan Teixidor, Sala Gaspar, 1965, French Text,Very Good w/Good DJ

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Antoni Tapies
Author:
Joan Teixidor
Publisher:
Sala Gaspar
Release Date:
1965
Seller Category:
ART MONOGRAPHS
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1
Condition:
Used: Very Good
Sku: 02037
Notes: A Very Good book in a Good dust jacket, Very Good overall, 4to, 10 1/4" x 11 1/4." Text in French. Black cloth-covered boards in a dual-layer beige and black paper dust jacket (beige paper with a few illustrations layered over solid black paper). Covers have slightly bumped tips, slight outward bowing to front and back, and some fading along top and bottom edges, else clean and intact, binding tight. Dust jacket has moderate tearing and fading, else clean and intact. Dust jacket protected in a plastic sleeve. Pages have light age toning throughout and a few small smudges limited to fore-edge of text block, else pristine and intact. Replete with black-and-white plates of the artist's work. 179 pp., including plates. Monograph featuring the drawings, works on paper, works on wood, and collages made from 1946-1964 by Antoni Tapies, 1st Marquess of Tapies (1923-2012), a noted Catalan artist of the postwar era. Tapies was an eclectic artist who was influenced by his contemporaries, including Paul Klee and Joan Miro, and art movements of the time such as Surrealism, Dadaism, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art. However, Tapies was by no means derivative and synthesized his influences into a unique vision that was his own. Tapies became well-known as a mixed-media artist who worked with painting, sculpture, and printmaking while incorporating unconventional materials such as string, cloth, scrap paper, and marble dust. Notably, he co-founded Dau al Set, the first postwar art movement in Spain which had close ties to Surrealism and Dadaism. The monograph begins with an essay interspersed with illustrations and concludes with plates accompanied by brief captions. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.