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Antoni Tàpies: Larger-Size Lithographs 2

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Heroic Poetry: Brinkman / Frankenthaler / Miró / Mitchell / Motherwell / Nevelson
Composition with white square (Galfetti 79). Original color lithograph in gray, beige, brown, and greenish gray, 1964. 50 signed and numbered impressions on Guarro paper with a watermark of Tàpies-Sala Gaspar published by Sala Gaspar, Barcelona, of which ours is n. 42/50. A very good, bright impression in very good condition. In a typical bit of Tàpies humor, the "white square" is actually missing: at the center of the image, outlined in color, is a hand-torn void where the square is defined by its absence. Image size: 570x760mm. Price: $4000.
L'Enveloppe (Galfetti 155). Original color lithograph, 1968. 75 signed and numbered impressions printed by Imprimerie Adrien Maeght and published by Galerie Maeght, Paris. Our impression is annotated HC lower left. A very good, bright impression in very good condition. This work is discussed at some lenght in Riva Castleman, Contemporary Prints (NY: Viking, 1973). For Castleman, Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books emeritus at the Museum of Modern Art, this print embodies the essence of Tàpies's prints: "Graffiti or the calligraphic element has taken on an increasingly important role in Tàpies' work in recent years, and particularly in his prints. These remnants of the human compulsion to graphic expression are rarely transcribed by Tàpies as recognizable words. . . . the envelope shapeis indicated by line and the seal is a nervous scribble" (p. 72). Like many of the "vestiges of human presence" in his works, the envelope offers us an attempt at communication that cannot communicate much more than our desire to do so at the same time it consoles us with the occasional beauty that can come from the failure of our attempts to do so. One of Tàpies' masterprints. Image size: 515x675mm. Price: $5650.
Angle et taches (Galfetti 157). Original color lithograph, 1968. 75 signed and numbered impressions printed by Imprimerie Arte and published by Maeght Editeur, Paris. Our impression is numbered 50/75 lower left and signed in pencil lower right. A very good impression in very good condition. Image size: 500x700mm. Price: $4000.
Fregoli (Galfetti 219). Original color lithograph, 1969. 100 signed and numbered impressions, 12 artist's proofs, and 7 HC impressions published by Sala Gaspar, Barcelona, of which ours is n. 45/100. A very good impression in very good condition of this work which suggests images such as a lady's fan or a large shell, but affirms nothing. Image size: 496x692mm. Price: $4950.
Nocturn Matinal (Galfetti 242). Original color lithograph, 1970. 145 signed impressions for the deluxe portfolio of the same name. The porfolios are numbered A to Z, 1-100, and HC. There are also 1000 impressions on paper with no margins for the book edition. Our impression is marked is n. 99/100 lower left and signed in pencil lower right. A very good impression in very good condition. Image size: 576x776mm. Price: $3650.
Noir sur fond blanc (Galfetti 280). Original lithograph, 1971. 150 signed & numbered impressions printed in Berne Imprimerie Bentelli and published by Maght Editeur in Paris. THere is also an unsigned edition with centerfold for an exhibition catalogue at Galerie Maeght, Zurich (1971). Image size: 550x755mm. Price: $4000.
Deux oieds sur ocre (Galfetti 317). Original color lithograph, 1972. 75 signed and numbered impressions printed by Imprimerie Arte and published by Maeght Editeur, Paris, of which ours is n. 55/75. Tàpies here seems to be reducing reality to the clouds above and the ground above and the idea that a person must stand upon their own two feet. There was also an unsigned edition of c. 1500 impressions for a 1972 exhibition at Galerie Maeght published in the deluxe art review Derrière le Miroir trimmed to 380x560mm with no margins and a centerfold. A very good, bright impression in very good condition. Image size: 540x680mm. Price: $4500.

We also have an impression of this piece from the edition in Derriere le Miroir on paper measuring 380x280mm, trimmed to fit and with centerfolds. Image size: 380x560mm. Price: $600.
Untitled (Galfetti 348). Original color lithograph, 1973. 100 signed and numbered impressions printed by Imprimerie Adrien Maeght and published by Georges Fall, Paris, of which ours is n. 78/100. There were also 15 signed artist's proofs and 10 HC impressions. A very good, bright impression in very good condition. Image size: 500x650mm. Price: $5000.
Untitled (Galfetti 639). Original color lithograph, 1976. Edition unknown. Produced as a premium for advanced subscribers to a deluxe book on Tàpies published by Maeght, it was printed by Imprimerie Adrien Maeght and published by Maeght Editeur, Paris. Signed in the stone lower right and not numbered. There are no pencil-signed impressions (beware of signed and numbered impressions of this print: the lithograph is real; the signature and number are forgeries). A very good, bright impression in very good condition. Image size: 555x758mm. Price: $700.
Panier et signes noirs / basket and black signs (Galfetti 741). Original color lithograph, 1980. 75 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper measuring 660x810mm printed by Imprimerie Arte and published by Maeght Editeur, Paris, of which ours is n. 47/75. A very good, bright impression in very good condition of this gorgeous print combining the everyday with the mysterious. Image size: 516x670mm. Price: $6500.
Ban de Loo Cologne (Homs 1090). Original color lithograph, 1972. 180 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper measuring 550x760mm printed in Spain and published by Verein progressiver deutscher Kunsthandler e. V., Cologne. This lithograph was created for the 6th Cologne Art Fair (3-8 October 1972). Edition: 180 signed and numbered impressions. Ours is an HC impression signed by Tàpies lower right and annotated HC left center. A very good, bright impression in very good condition of this very enticing lithograph. Image size: 550x760mm. Price: $6500.
Deux crois / Two crosses (Galfetti 863). Original color lithograph, 1983. 75 signed & numbered impressions. Exhibited at the Palazzo Reale in Milan as part of their 1985 retrospective of Tàpies' paintings, drawings, and prints. A very rich and beautiful print. Image size: 607x773mm. Price: SOLD.
Quatre gestes noirs / Four black gestures (Galfetti 868). Original color lithograph, 1983. 75 signed & numbered impressions. Exhibited at the Palazzo Reale in Milan as part of their 1985 retrospective of Tàpies' paintings, drawings, and prints. One of Tàpies' most beautiful prints. Image size: 607x773mm. Price: $6500.
Verticales en bas / vertical lines at bottom (Galfetti 162). Original color lithograph, 1968. 75 signed & numbered impressions on velin de Lana plus several artist's proofs. Is ours n. 32/75. One of Tàpies first very large lithographs. A very good, bright impression in very good condition. Image size: 800x1190mm (31.5x47 inches). Price: $9500.
Verticales en bas / vertical lines at bottom (Galfetti 162). Original color lithograph, 1968. 75 signed & numbered impressions on velin de Lana plus several artist's proofs. Is ours n. 32/75. One of Tàpies first very large lithographs. A very good, bright impression in very good condition. Image size: 800x1190mm (31.5x47 inches). Mat size: 40x56 inches. Price: $9500.
Taches et chiffres / Spots and figures (Galfetti 330), an original lithograph, etching and aquatint with carborundum made in 1972 and published in an edition of 75 signed and numbered impressions (of which ours is n. 16/75) by Maeght Editeur in Paris, Tàpies' long-term dealer, and illustrating his love of surfaces. Image size: 750x1050mm. Mat size: 36x48 inches. Price: $15,000.

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