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Title: Hommage à Andersen

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1972

Technique: Etching

Size: 76,3 x 56,5 cm

Edition: Edition of 40

Price: On Request

Title: Monotype et collage a la punaise bleue

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1985

Technique: Collage

Size: 14 x 8 cm

Edition: Unique work

Price: On Request

Title: Roi au fond noir

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1956

Technique: Lithograph

Size: 76 x 56 cm

Edition: Edition of 95

Price: On Request

Title: Table et toile de sac

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1971

Technique: Etching

Size: 90 x 64 cm

Edition: Edition of 75

Price: On Request

Title: Un plus cinq

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1972

Technique: Aluminium relief & collage

Size: 78 x 65 cm

Edition: Edition of 80

Price: On Request

Title: Guerrier a la lance

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1961

Technique: Mixed media on paper mounted on canvas

Size: 43,5 x 64 cm

Edition: Unique work

Price: On Request

Title: Servando V

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1973

Technique: Carborundum etching

Size: 76,2 x 56,5 cm

Edition: Edition of 75

Price: On Request

Title: Guerrier aux trois points

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1977

Technique: Carborundum etching and embossing

Size: 91 x 63 cm

Edition: Edition of 75

Price: On Request

Title: Rois jouant aux cartes

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1956

Technique: Lithograph

Size: 56 x 76 cm

Edition: Edition of 95

Price: On Request

Title: Signes III

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1972

Technique: Mixed media/aluminium

Size: 78 x 65 cm

Edition: Edition of 80

Price: On Request

Title: Sans titre

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1974

Technique: Etching

Size: 76 x 56 cm

Edition: Edition of 75

Price: On Request

Title: Music master II, 1986

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1986

Technique: Etching

Size: 65 x 51 cm

Edition: Edition of 75

Price: On Request

Title: Roi a la pipe

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1957

Technique: Lithograph

Size: 76 x 56 cm

Edition: Edition of 90

Price: On Request

Title: Guerrier avec yeux rouge

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1983

Technique: Gouache

Size: 22 x 18 cm

Edition: Unique work

Price: On Request

Title: Tete de guerrier

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1980

Technique: Etching

Size: 68 x 78 cm

Edition: Edition of 60

Price: On Request

Title: Instrument etrange

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1980

Technique: Etching

Size: 76 x 56 cm

Edition: Edition of 99

Price: On Request

Title: Bande noire

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1972

Technique: Aluminium relief & collage

Size: 78 x 65 cm

Edition: Edition of 80

Price: On Request

Title: Instrument muet

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1977

Technique: Etching

Size: 91,5 x 63,5 cm

Edition: Edition of 75

Price: On Request

Title: Sac et chiffre 3

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1974

Technique: Etching

Size: 91 x 63,5 cm

Edition: Edition of 80

Price: On Request

Title: Gant au collage

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1972

Technique: Etching

Size: 76 x 57 cm

Edition: Edition of 75

Price: On Request

Title: Le roi boit

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1954

Technique: Lithograph

Size: 50 x 39,5 cm

Edition: Edition of 200

Price: On Request

Title: Instruments étrangères

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1980

Technique: Etching

Size: 76 x 56 cm

Edition: Edition of 9

Price: On Request

Title: Mlle Marguerite

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1975

Technique: Etching

Size: 76 x 56 cm

Edition: Edition of 75

Price: On Request

Title: Nani le guerrier

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1973

Technique: Etching

Size: 76 x 56 cm

Edition: Edition of 75

Price: On Request

Title: Roi de cartes

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1955

Technique: Lithograph

Size: 76 x 56 cm

Edition: EA

Price: On Request

Title: Jonglerie

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1973

Technique: Etching

Size: 76 x 56,5 cm

Edition: Edition of 80

Price: On Request

Title: Deux Rois

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1958

Technique: Lithograph, collage & handcolouring

Size: 32 x 50 cm

Edition: Edition of 50

Price: On Request

Title: Instruments étrangères

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1980

Technique: Etching

Size: 76 x 56 cm

Edition: Edition of 9

Price: On Request

Title: Monotyp sur une enveloppe envoyee

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1976

Technique: Collage

Size: 22 x 28 cm

Edition: Unique work

Price: On Request

Title: Roi a la pipe

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1957

Technique: Lithograph

Size: 76 x 56 cm

Edition: Edition of 50

Price: On Request

Title: Rey 1959

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1959

Technique: Lithograph

Size: 56 x 76 cm

Edition: Edition of 100

Price: On Request

Title: Retour du Japon

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1986

Technique: Gouache

Size: 17 x 8 cm

Edition: Unique work

Price: On Request

Title: Deux rois

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1958

Technique: Lithograph

Size: 75 x 106 cm

Edition: Edition of 50

Price: On Request

Title: L´homme au masque

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1974

Technique: Etching

Size: 90 x 63 cm

Edition: Edition of 75

Price: On Request

Title: Tete de guerrier

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1980

Technique: Etching

Size: 68 x 78 cm

Edition: Edition of 60

Price: On Request

Title: Roi Pepe

Artist: Antoni Clavé

Year: 1956

Technique: Lithograph

Size: 76 x 56 cm

Edition: Edition of 95

Price: On Request

Antoni Clavé

Antoni Clavé was born in Barcelona on 5 April 1913.

From 1926 he attended evening courses at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios ‘Llotja’ taught by Félix Mestres,

Josep Mongrell and Angel Ferrant. Mongrell found Clavé a place as a house painter’s apprentice in 1927 because Clavé was fascinated by the hands-on side of painting and especially by the materials used for such work and wanted to learn how to prepare paints.

In 1932 Clavé stopped attending the evening classes and, on the recommendation of Illescas, an architect, was employed at the firm of Cinaes, where he designed the weekly cinema posters. On the side Clavé also worked for a children’s magazine and designed advertising posters.

During the Spanish Civil War Clavé served as a draughtsman for the Republican government but at the end of the war he fled to France. After internment at Les Haras camp in Perpignan, Clavé settled in Paris in 1939, drawing comics and working as an illustrator.

During the 1940s Clavé’s painting showed the stylistic influence of Bonnard, Vuillard, Rouault and especially Picasso, with whom he became acquainted in 1944. Clavé’s motifs at the time were scenes of tranquil domesticity tinged with melancholy, puppet-like female figures, children, clowns and harlequins. From 1946 Clavé did numerous designs for ballet and theatre in Paris, Munich, London and New York; in the 1950s he turned to book illustration.

In 1954 Clavé ceased working as a stage-set designer and illustrator to devote himself entirely to painting, visiting Spain again. His paintings became more abstract and enigmatic; inspired by wall textures and graffiti, Clavé began integrating scraps of newspaper and other similar materials into his painting in a collage-like manner.

In 1957 Clavé embarked on designing carpets and from 1960 he also did sculpture. Clavé’s work in the latter field includes bas reliefs, assemblages and totem-like sculptures of wood and modelled or imprinted lead, some of them incorporating objets trouvé, that are archaic in feeling.

In 1965 Clavé moved to the South of France, near Saint-Tropez. Clavé’s paintings became darker, many of them almost entirely black, and he used mixed techniques. The early 1980s saw the Clavé series ‘Hommage à Picasso’, followed by a series inspired by urban living in New York, which Clavé visited in 1972 and 1989.

After one-man shows in museums and galleries in Zurich, Barcelona, Paris and Tokyo, Clavé was given a comprehensive retrospective at the Centre Pompidou Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris in 1978. The Spanish pavilion at the 1984 Venice Biennale was dedicated to Antoni Clavé.

He passed away in 2005.