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    Sale 7603

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale (Morning)

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 130

    Antoni Tàpies (b. 1923)

    Ovale Blanc Craquelat

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Antoni Tàpies (b. 1923)
    Ovale Blanc Craquelat
    signed 'Tàpies' (on the reverse)
    oil, sand and resin on stained wood
    35 x 45 5/8in. (88.9 x 115.8cm.)
    Executed in 1990


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    Provenance

    Galerie Lelong, Zurich.
    Serge Sorokko Gallery, San Francisco.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2001.


    Literature

    A. Agustí, Tàpies Obra Completa 1986-1990, vol. VI, Barcelona 2000, no. 6009 (illustrated in colour, p. 404).


    Exhibited

    Zurich, Galerie Lelong, Tàpies. Peintures récentes, 1991, no. 15 (illustrated in colour, unpaged).
    Tokyo, Fuji Television Gallery, 1991, no. 16 (illustrated in colour, unpaged).
    Lund, Lunds Konsthall, Tàpies, November 1993-January 1994 (illustrated in colour, p. 67).
    Hannover, Kestner Gesellschaft, Antoni Tàpies. Bilder Skulpture Zeichnungen. 1981-1997, 1997, no. 6 (illustrated in colour, p. 23).