ISSN 2013-6277

« La piel de un gran elefante gris »: El triunfo de Antoni Tàpies en la Internacional de Pittsburgh de 1958

by Javier Pérez Segura

« La piel de un gran elefante gris »:  El triunfo de Antoni Tàpies en la Internacional de Pittsburgh de 1958

This article depicts some of the stories of Antoni Tàpies’ art in theUnited States of America, focusing on his works accepted by the Internationals Exhibitions which took place in thePittsburgh’s Carnegie Institute. Specifically, those of the 1950’s and, mainly, in 1958’ edition, when he was awarded First Prize to his painting titled Composición gris (1958). It was a very controversial decision with extreme reactions on both sides of the Atlantic, and it will help us to make it clear some of the clues concerning modern art in the world during that decade.

 

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