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PARÍS. Antoni Tàpies “Temps, matière, mémoire” Galerie Lelong

6 september – 7 october 2017

Tàpies’ fame has taken on a singular and paradoxical form these days. He is so well-known around the world that it is no longer considered necessary to mention him as an inspiration for whole swathes of contemporary art. Giving basic graphic symbols (handprints, hearts, footprints, crosses, arrows, etc.) their full power as primitive writings, quasi-hieroglyphics, their power as scars, has always been one of the objectives of the paintings of Antoni Tàpies. With this exhibition of thirty or so previous unseen works, Galerie Lelong & Co., with the support of the artist’s family, has chosen to pay tribute to the memory of this great man, who exhibited at 13 rue de Téhéran from the autumn of 1967, and showcase just how contemporary his work continues to be. Today, a new generation of artists in America, Asia and Africa takes inspiration from Tàpies’ work. (Lelong press-release)

GALERIE LELONG PARIS. 13, rue de Téhéran. 75008 Paris - France

Image: Antoni Tapies. Pour Jacques(detail) 1995. Lelong gallery