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Painting n.° XLV, 1957

Loaned to
GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna
oil and sand on canvas

38.19inch x 57.48inch

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© Antoni Tàpies - Courtesy GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino foto di Studio Gonella - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
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The art of Tàpies has often been associated with the material practices of Burri’s painting, according to a principle of shared objective realism and the purification of reality, which can be applied both to Burri’s Sacchi (burlap pieces) and Plastiche (plastic pieces) and to Tàpies Muri (wall pieces). But while this is perhaps another reason to have a work by the artist in the CRT Collection, in dialogue with the GAM collection, it is the absolute specificity of his varied research that necessitates his presence in a survey of works that acknowledges the pictorial experiences of postwar Europe. [...]
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