Fundació Antoni Tàpies
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Antoni Tàpies exploded on to the art scene in the 1950s when he began to incorporate waste paper, mud and rags into his paintings, eventually moving on to the point where his works included whole pieces of furniture, running water and girders. Today, his trademark scribbled and paint-daubed pieces are sought after for everything from wine bottle labels to theatre posters.
The artist, who died in February 2012, set up the Tàpies Foundation in this, the former Montaner i Simon publishing house, in 1984, dedicating it to the study and appreciation of contemporary art. In a typically contentious act, Tàpies crowned the building with a glorious tangle of aluminium piping and ragged metal netting ('Núvol i Cadira', or 'Cloud and Chair'). The building remains one of the earliest examples of Modernisme to combine exposed brick and iron, and is now a cultural centre and museum dedicated to the work and life of the man himself, with exhibitions, symposiums, lectures and films.
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|Transport:||Passeig de Gràcia (M: L2,L3,L4)|
|Price:||€8; €6.40 reductions|
|Opening hours:||Mon closed; Tue-Thu 10am-7pm; Fri 10am-9pm; Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10am-3pm|
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Antoni Tàpies. Profound certainty
In the early '90s, shortly after inaugurating the foundation that bears his name, Antoni Tàpies created a set of works from the synthetic textiles that he used to cover and protect the floor in his studios in Campins and Barcelona. Tàpies recovered waste...Until Sunday September 20 2020