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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Catch an exciting new Tapies exhibition in London

7th March 2013

The Timothy Taylor Gallery is set to open up a new and exciting exhibition detailing the works of late Catalan artist Antoni Tapies.

Featuring 11 major paintings obtained from his estate, as well as many other pieces that truly reflect his genius, this exhibition is sure to delight any appreciator of art.

It will be opening up today (March 7th) and be in situ for just the next five weeks so people won't have long to book stays in luxury hotels in London to have a look at some of the artist's remarkable work.

The body and its contradictory association with both the sublime and metaphysical, and with dirt and decay was hugely important subject for Tapies throughout his career.

Indeed, his 1993 work Prajna-Dhyana and 1999 piece Extensio, the female and male bodies are depicted in graphic and unflinching terms.

Despite this, these pieces achieve a form of transcendence as a result of their brutal honesty, which demonstrated Tapies' successful distillation of the profound and eternal with the familiar.

Such was his success throughout his career, Tapies' work is included in a number of public and private collections internationally including the Tate, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

This is sure to be an exhibition that will excite all those people with a keen eye for art, but with it being open for just five weeks, visitors will need to be quick to sort out arrangements to London.

Luckily the travel arrangements from a hotel in the city shouldn't provide too many problems as the gallery is situated close by to five different Tube stops that will take in many different lines.

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