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Black Composition, 1958

Antoni Tàpies, Spanish, b. Barcelona, 1923–2012

Oil and ground marble dust on canvas, 25 3/4 x 32 in. (65.4 x 81.3 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4882

Provenance:
Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Patrick McGinnis
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 13 May 1964
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 13May 1964- 17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966.

Exhibition History:
MARTHA JACKSON GALLERY, New York. "Antoni Tapies," 24 February-21 March 1959.
GRES GALLERY, Washington, DC. 1959, no.3.
DE CORDOVA MUSEUM, Lincoln, Massachusetts. "McGinnis Exhibition," 1960, no. 54.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Dark Matters," 24 January 2012-6 January 2013, no cat.

Published References:
PARKE-BERNET GALLERIES. "Abstract Expressionist and Other Modern Paintings- Drawings- Sculptures," Public Auction Wednesday, 13 May 1964, no. 53, ill. p. 27.
AGUSTI, ANNA. Tapies: The Complete Works, Volume 1: 1943-1960 (New York: Rizzoli, 1988), p. 335, fig. 654, p. 534.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Spanish Informalists