Painterly Ephemera from Spanish Artist Antoni Tapies

Antoni Tàpies, a leading Spanish artist of the 20th century, had a long relationship with the Guggenheim, starting with his first visits to the United States in the 1950s. The Guggenheim acquired its first Tàpies painting in 1959, and in 1962, the Guggenheim presented the second Tàpies retrospective ever—and the first at an American museum.

Fittingly, the museum has an extensive selection of ephemera relating to the artist’s career in its archives. Many of those materials are prints for exhibition invitations, made in multiples, which gave the work of Tàpies wider circulation.

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