26 June 2019
Antoni Tàpies (1923-2012)
Blanc i buit (White and Vacuum)
signed 'Tàpies' (on the reverse of the right element)
oil, oilstick and graphite on wood and found window
26 3/8 x 81 1/8 x 2 3/8in. (67 x 206 x 6cm.)
Executed in 1987
Galerie Lelong, Zurich.
Private Collection, Europe (acquired from the above circa 1988).
Thence by descent to the present owner.
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A. Agustí, Tàpies, Obra Completa, 1986-1990, vol. 6, Barcelona 2000, no. 5585 (illustrated, p. 209).
Paris, Galerie Lelong, Tàpies. Peintures, 1988, no. 9 (illustrated in colour, pp. 4-5).
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