Antoni Tàpies Foundation
Antoni Tàpies Foundation is an art foundation, a museum and a cultural centre located on the Aragon Street in Barcelona. The building of the foundation was designed in the modernist style by the architect Lluis Domenech i Muntaner. It is mainly dedicated to the life of Antoni Tàpies and holds almost 300 of the artist's works as well as numerous works by other artists of international renown such as Kandinsky, Zurbarán, Miro, Picasso and Goya, just to name a few. Inside the foundation's building, there is a library of contemporary art which collection is one of the most complete collection of its kind in the world and has a special section dedicated to Asian art. The foundation was created in 1990 to promote contemporary art, which formerly was the responsibility of people working in the Editorial Montaner i Simon. The building, which was built in the period between 1881 and 1885, is of brick and wrought iron and is crowned with a gigantic statue of the artist, known as Núvol i Cadira (Cloud and Chair). Apart from regular exhibitions, temporary exhibitions dedicated to contemporary art are also mounted in the building.