About this artwork
Instead of laboriously using a hand-held rocker to create texture, Antoni Tàpies applied a carborundum paste over this large plate, its unevenness helping achieve the rugged, blackboard-like look he desired. The resulting abrasion on the plate collects a saturated ink film commensurate to the backgrounds of Tàpies’s related paintings, similarly filled with cryptic texts and impasto textures.
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- Prints and Drawings
- Antonio Tàpies
- Etching and carborundum technique in black, ochre and white inks, on white wove paper
- 588 x 776 mm
- Restricted gift of George A. Poole, Jr.
- © 2018 Fundació Antoni Tàpies / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Madrid