• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 1107

    Post-War and Contemporary Art (Day Auction)

    14 February 2013, London, King Street

  • Lot 199

    Antoni Tàpies (1923-2012)

    Tracos sobre ochre (Lines on Ochre)

    Price Realised  

    Antoni Tàpies (1923-2012)
    Tracos sobre ochre (Lines on Ochre)
    signed and dated 'tàpies-1959' (on the reverse)
    oil and sand on canvas
    23 5/8 x 28 7/8in. (60 x 73.5cm.)
    Executed in 1959

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    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Private Collection, Germany (acquired directly from the artist in the early 1960s and thence by descent to the present owner).

    Pre-Lot Text



    J. E. Cirlot, Tàpies, Barcelona 1960, no. 52 (illustrated, p. 85).
    A. Franzke, Antoni Tàpies: Werk und Zeit, Stuttgart 1979, no. 94 (illustrated, p. 98).
    A. Agustí, Tàpies: The Complete Works, 1943-1960, vol. I, Barcelona 1989, no. 722 (illustrated, p. 376).