17 October 2015
Antoni Tapiès (1923-2012)
Bouche et Croix (Mouth and Cross)
signed 'Tapiès' (lower right); titled 'BOUCHE ET CROIX' (on the reverse)
gouache and resin on paper
25 ¼ x 19 5/8in. (64 x 50cm.)
Executed in 1984
Galerie Maeght Lelong, Paris.
Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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A. Agustí, Tàpies Obra Completa 1982-1985, vol. 5, Barcelona 1998, p. 471, no. 4741 (illustrated, p. 254; titled Boca i creu).
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.
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