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Antoni Tàpies, 1923–2012

The Pace Gallery announces with sadness the death of Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona at the age of 88. A titan of twentieth-century European art and a Spanish national treasure, Tàpies explored an enormous range of materials, imagery, and scale in his work, with a breadth and vibrancy that did not fade over his almost seven-decade career. Tàpies has been the subject of hundreds of important solo exhibitions at museums and institutions worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum, New York (1962, 1995); Kunsthaus Zürich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Serpentine Gallery, London; Jeu de Paume, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; Haus der Kunst, Munich; MACBA, Barcelona; and Dia:Beacon. A retrospective of his work is currently on view at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen in Germany through February 19. The Catalan master represented Spain at the 1993 Venice Biennale, where he was awarded the Golden Lion. Throughout his career, Tàpies was the recipient of many additional awards and honors, including the Praemium Imperiale in Tokyo in 1990. Tàpies’ work is permanently on view at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona. “It has been a great privilege to have known and worked with Antoni Tàpies,” said Douglas Baxter, president of The Pace Gallery. “In addition to being an extraordinary person and artist, his influence on subsequent generations of artists, while sometimes underestimated in the United States, has been profound and will no doubt continue for years to come.”
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