Antoni
Tàpies

Antoni Tàpies melded material exploration with spiritual symbolism, founding Spain's Art Informel movement. If you’re looking for original Antoni Tàpies prints and editions for sale or would like to sell, request a complimentary valuation and browse our network’s most in-demand works.

Be the first to know

Join our mailing list to be the first to hear about available Antoni Tàpies works in our network.

Biography

Born in Barcelona in 1923, Tàpies grew up in Catalonia under the shadow of political turmoil. Despite an early inclination towards the arts, his initial academic path led him to study law. However, a bout of illness in his youth allowed Tàpies time to reflect and immerse himself in art, a decision that marked the true beginning of his artistic journey. He subsequently abandoned his legal studies to dedicate himself fully to painting, inspired by artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso.

Tàpies' artistic developed into Surrealism before finding his distinct voice in the Art Informel movement, where he became a pivotal member. His work from this period defies traditional categorisation, as he incorporated non-art materials like marble dust, ground chalk, and sand into his canvases, creating textured, almost sculptural, surfaces. These works are often marked by a muted palette and the incorporation of basic symbols and signs, ranging from crosses to letters and numbers, embedded within the tactile landscapes of his art.

Throughout his career, Tàpies engaged in meaningful collaborations and was influenced by a multitude of sources, including Eastern philosophy and his own Catalan heritage. His art is imbued with a sense of mysticism and a contemplative quality that challenges viewers to consider the spiritual and material dimensions of life.

Tàpies' stature in the art world was further cemented by numerous major exhibitions, such as his retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. His achievements were recognised with prestigious awards, including the Praemium Imperiale for painting.

Tàpies' work continues to be revered for its ability to evoke the metaphysical through the physicality of his chosen mediums. As a testament to his impact, the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, established in his native Barcelona, remains a vital institution dedicated to preserving and promoting contemporary art, ensuring that the spirit of Tàpies' artistic exploration lives on.

Google reviews

Alex Thompson

First time user, but they’re very accommodating and helpful. Rebecca made it a really exciting & straightforward experience. Would definitely buy from again

in the last week

Tineke Matt

I can fully recommend My Artbroker, Celine and Jasper were both very helpful... friendly and professional. Thank you both very much.

in the last week

David Phillips

Florence and the entire team at MyArt Broker have been absolutely fantastic! They are incredibly responsive and client oriented, creating a truly bespoke experience. Of course their objective expertise goes without saying but of particular note to me is that they spent the time to get to know me, my interests and tastes, and tailored their suggestions specif...

a week ago

Stewart Bain

Excellent and very helpful. Great company to work with Nice people as well, when selling or buying art . Stewart

a week ago

Dave Green

Selling my Invader Kit through MyArtBroker was so much easier than I expected, with the price I got being more than I anticipated. That is down to Celine & Helena who were so professional, helpful and supportive throughout the whole process. I will definitely use them again when the need arises.

a week ago

Chris Dossett

Excellent service from Florence and the team at My ArtBroker

2 weeks ago

Art for sale

Sell Your Art
with Us

Join Our Network of Collectors. Buy, Sell and Track Demand

Submission takes less than 2 minutes & there's zero obligation to sell
The Only Dedicated Print Market IndexTracking 48,500 Auction HistoriesSpecialist Valuations at the Click of a Button Build Your PortfolioMonitor Demand & Supply in Network Sell For Free to our 25,000 Members

Discover live market data against your collection

The only dedicated prints portfolio management system in the world. Add your collection to track value in real time.

Track demand on our trading floor

Track live demand in works from our artist's portfolios and view access to the works you're looking for.

What to
Invest in Now

Data-driven market commentary on what's driving growth, supply & demand in the Prints and Multiples market.