Selected Prints by Antoni Tàpies


September 21, 2013–February 23, 2014


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Antoni Tàpies


The Second Floor Gallery at UB Anderson Gallery features prints by Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor, printmaker, and art theorist, Antoni Tàpies (1923–2012). Tàpies established an international reputation by the late 1950s through his introduction of materials generally considered outside the realm of painting. In 1953 he had his first exhibitions in the United States at the Marshall Field Art Gallery in Chicago and the Martha Jackson Gallery in New York. During the late 1950s and early ’60s, Tàpies’ interest in Zen philosophy and the idea of the void led him to produce conceptual installations, assemblages, and objects that were featured in Martha Jackson Gallery. His extreme sensitivity towards the qualities and expression of different materials is equally evident in the etchings and aquatints in this exhibition that stress the physicality of the inked lines and surfaces.


UB Anderson Gallery is supported with funds from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Anderson Gallery Program Fund, and UB Collection Care and Management Endowment Funds.