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Pissarra

A work made of etching and carborundum technique in black, ochre and white inks, on white wove paper.
© 2018 Fundació Antoni Tàpies / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Madrid

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  • A work made of etching and carborundum technique in black, ochre and white inks, on white wove paper.

Date:

1972

Artist:

Antonio Tàpies
Spanish, 1923-2012

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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Artist

Antonio Tàpies

Title

Pissarra

Origin

Spain

Date

1972

Medium

Etching and carborundum technique in black, ochre and white inks, on white wove paper

Dimensions

588 x 776 mm

Credit Line

Restricted gift of George A. Poole, Jr.

Reference Number

1974.60

Copyright

© 2018 Fundació Antoni Tàpies / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Madrid

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