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  • Josep Grau-Garriga, Nova imatge (New Image), 1973, wool, cotton, synthetic fibers, 32 1⁄4 × 31 1⁄2".

    Josep Grau-Garriga

    Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels

    Experimenting with materials in an ambiguous and disturbing manner, Josep Grau-Garriga (1929–2011) pushed the art of tapestry into new territory. His work is marked by his human and civil commitment—which put him in conflict with the Franco regime in Spain—and by his personal dedication. This first solo show in Belgium, with tapestries and drawings spanning nearly forty years, provided a full overview of the Catalan artist’s pioneering oeuvre.

    Born in Sant Cugat del Vallès, near Barcelona, Grau-Garriga’s promising career in textile art took a decisive turn when, in the late 1950s, he went to

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