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Antoni Tàpies (B. 1923-2012)

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.
Antoni Tàpies (B. 1923-2012)

Trois Taches Rouges (Three Red Marks)

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Antoni Tàpies (B. 1923-2012) Trois Taches Rouges (Three Red Marks) signed ‘Tàpies’ (lower right), titled and dated '"Trois taches rouges" 1987' (on the reverse) charcoal, graphite and wax pencil on paper 12 ¾ x 17 ½in. (32.5 x 44.5cm.) Executed in 1987
Provenance
Private Collection.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 12 December 2007, lot 103.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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.
Sale Room Notice
Please note that this work will be sent to and from Spain for expertise purposes after the sale, at no additional cost to the new buyer. The work has been confirmed as authentic by the Tàpies Foundation, however it requires inspection in order to be included in the upcoming catalogue raisonné.

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Lot Essay

‘The mystical consciousness - almost undefinable - seems fundamental for an artist. It is like a “suffering” of reality, a state of constant hyper-sensitivity to everything that surrounds us, good and bad, light and darkness. It is like a voyage to the center of the universe which furnishes the perspective necessary for placing all things of life in their real dimension’
(A. Tàpies, quoted in, ‘I am a Catalan’, in K. Stiles and P. Selz, Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writings, Los Angeles 1996, p. 56).

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