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Painter, b. 1923 - d. 2009

Albert Ràfols-Casamada (2 February 1923 – 17 December 2009) was a Catalan painter, poet and art teacher involved in the vanguard movements of his time. He is considered one of the most important, multifaceted Catalan artists of his time.[2] His artwork began in the post-expressionist, figurative sphere but soon developed into his own abstract style grounded in a poetic rendering of everyday reality.

Albert Ràfols-Casamada was born in 1923 in the Barcelonese neighborhood of Gràcia, to the painter Albert Ràfols i Cullerés and to Josefina Casamada i Oliver.[5][6]

Ràfols-Casamada began studying architecture at the University of Barcelona (1942–44), but by 1948, he had definitively decided on quitting his architecture studies to take up painting professionally.[7]

He began exhibiting his artwork in 1946 at the Sala Pictòria in Barcelona, in a group exhibit of the artists' collective Els Vuit ("The Eight", comprised by the poet Jordi Sarsanedas, the sculptor Miquel Gusils, the musician Joan Comellas and the painters Joan Palà, Maria Girona, Ricardo Lorenzo, Vicenç Rossell and himself) and he continued to exhibit regularly from then until his death. Indeed, the very following year at the same gallery, he already had his first individual exhibit. He received a scholarship from the French government to study art in Paris in 1950, together with his future wife, the painter Maria Girona, and other Catalan artists such as Josep Guinovart, Antoni Tàpies and Xavier Valls, and spent most of the next 4 years there before returning to Catalonia. He exhibited widely throughout Europe and North and South America. In 2001, his work was the object of a retrospective at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and the Valencian Institute of Modern Art,[8] and he also received a tribute at the National Museum of Catalan Art in 2009.[9][10][11]

He began writing poetry in 1939,[12] writing in parallel to his art activities, and began publishing in 1972, when the limited-edition volume, Com una capsa, came out.[13] In 1976, the anthology Signe d'aire. Obra poètica 1968–1978 came out to great critical acclaim.[14] He continued publishing his poetry until the year 2004, when the last volume, Dimensions del present (2001–2004) (Vic: Eumo / Barcelona: Cafè Central) came out.[15]

In 1952, he married the Catalan painter Maria Girona Benet, whom he had met in 1945 at the Tàrrega Art School (Acadèmia de dibuix Tàrrega) in Barcelona, where he began studying art. In 1967, together with Girona and other Catalan intellectuals, he co-founded the art and design school EINA – in the Bauhaus tradition – in Barcelona, which he directed for 17 years.[16][17] He also taught art there and in other places.

In December 2015 the family of Albert Ràfols-Casamada and Maria Girona offered as a donation to the Library of Catalonia (BC) the personal fund of the two artists, which includes graphic materials, manuscripts and printed matter. Maria Fuchs Girona, on behalf of her sister Margarita Rosa Fuchs Girona, temporarily deposited the fund in the Library of Catalonia, while the final donation was formalized. Until now, the funds, textual and bibliographic, of the artists were located in different spaces.

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              • ALBERT RAFOLS-CASAMADA - April, May, August & September
                Feb. 06, 2024

                ALBERT RAFOLS-CASAMADA - April, May, August & September

                Est: -

                ALBERT RAFOLS-CASAMADA, JOSEP MARIA GARCÍA-LLORT & FRANCESC TODÓ 4 Works: April, Maig, August & September. 1960 Woodcuts on Guarro paper Signed in pencil, titled and dated 1960 (each) Measurements 50 x 35.2 cm (each)

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). "Llibre 4", 1990. Mixed media on paper attached to cardboard. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). "Llibre 4", 1990. Mixed media on paper attached to cardboard. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection

                Est: €400 - €500

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). "Llibre 4", 1990. Mixed media on paper adhered to cardboard. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection. Measures: 6.5 x 25 cm; 19 x 33 cm (passe-partout). After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist slant, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1990s until the end of his career, his production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space in which geometry and the complementarity of colours. Painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He began in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many prizes, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Signes_RC_", 1986. Ink on paper Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Titled and dated on the back. Provenance: Private collection.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Signes_RC_", 1986. Ink on paper Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Titled and dated on the back. Provenance: Private collection.

                Est: €1,000 - €1,200

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Signes_RC_", 1986. Ink on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Titled and dated on the back. Provenance: Private collection. Measurements: 21.4 x 14 cm. After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist bias, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1980s, as his work progressed, it came closer and closer to plastic poetry, filled with sensations and emotions, which can be observed in signs that veiledly refer us to everyday objects. Likewise, there is a clear protagonism of colour, which now fills the scenes, creating delicate and enveloping atmospheres. A painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He started out in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Madame Butterfly nº 2", 2005. Pencil and pastel on paper. Signed in the lower right corner. With seal on the back of the Joan Prats Gallery. Provenance: Private collection.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Madame Butterfly nº 2", 2005. Pencil and pastel on paper. Signed in the lower right corner. With seal on the back of the Joan Prats Gallery. Provenance: Private collection.

                Est: €800 - €1,000

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Madame Butterfly nº 2", 2005. Pencil and pastel on paper. Signed in the lower right corner. With Joan Prats Gallery stamp on the back. Provenance: Private collection. Measurements: 46 x 32 cm; 55 x 41,5 cm (frame). After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist slant, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1990s, until the end of his career, his production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space dominated by geometry and the complementarity of colours. A painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He started out in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and the Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1991. Pastel, pencil and charcoal on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1991. Pastel, pencil and charcoal on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection.

                Est: €1,000 - €1,200

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1991. Pastel, pencil and charcoal on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection. Size: 42 x 52 cm. After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist bias, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1990s until the end of his career, his production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space dominated by geometry and the complementarity of colours. A painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He started out in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Number 1" from the series "Policromia o a la galeria dels miralls", 1998. Pastel and charcoal on Galgo paper. Signed and numbered in the lower right-hand corner.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Number 1" from the series "Policromia o a la galeria dels miralls", 1998. Pastel and charcoal on Galgo paper. Signed and numbered in the lower right-hand corner.

                Est: €900 - €1,200

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Number 1" from the series "Policromia o a la galeria dels miralls", 1998. Pastel and charcoal on Galgo paper. Signed and numbered in the lower right-hand corner. Provenance: Private collection. Measurements: 29,5 x 21 cm. "Policromia o la galería de los espejos", dated 1998, is a series consisting of twelve engravings, twelve poems and twelve texts dedicated to the twelve painters who have had the greatest significance in the life and work of Albert Ràfols Casamada. The first is for Velázquez, with the full perspective of Las Meninas on a grey background, and the second for Rothko, with a large lilac-coloured mass and a kind of affectionate greeting. The third, dedicated to Van Gogh, is of a yellow colour broken by undulations that remind us of the fields of flowers he painted. To Picasso he dedicates a green square with a set of signs and lines like various questions, while the engraving dedicated to Mondrian is a sober, geometric and luminous white. To Bonnard, he offers an orange surface, bright and inhabited, and to Matisse, a joyful dance in crimson. In memory of Torres García, he draws the static peace of a structure on a light blue background. In memory of Braque, an agglomeration of signs, structured behind a white square on an ochre background and, in memory of Léger, a geometric composition of elements on top of red stripes, while the engraving dedicated to Miró is very subtle blue. A painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He began in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums all over the world.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Suissa 7", 1985. Pastel on paper Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Titled and dated on the back. Provenance: private collection.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Suissa 7", 1985. Pastel on paper Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Titled and dated on the back. Provenance: private collection.

                Est: €1,000 - €1,200

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Suissa 7", 1985. Pastel on recycled paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Titled and dated on the back. Provenance: Private collection. Measurements: 36,5 x 37,5 cm. After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist bias, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1980s and as his work progressed, it became increasingly closer to plastic poetry, filled with sensations and emotions, which can be observed in signs that veiledly refer us to everyday objects. Likewise, there is a clear protagonism of colour, which now fills the scenes creating delicate and enveloping atmospheres. A painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He started out in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Dibuix-1", 1984. Charcoal on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. With seal of the Joan Prats Gallery on the back. Provenance: Private collection.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Dibuix-1", 1984. Charcoal on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. With seal of the Joan Prats Gallery on the back. Provenance: Private collection.

                Est: €1,000 - €1,200

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Dibuix-1", 1984. Charcoal on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. With Joan Prats Gallery stamp on the back. Provenance: Private collection. Measurements: 65 x 50 cm; 84.5 x 69.5 cm (frame). After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist slant, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1980s, as his work progressed, it came closer and closer to plastic poetry, filled with sensations and emotions, which can be observed in signs that veiledly refer us to everyday objects. Likewise, there is a clear protagonism of colour, which now fills the scenes, creating delicate and enveloping atmospheres. A painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He started out in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). "Horabaixa", Son Servera, July 1984. Watercolor and pencil on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Signed, titled, located and dated on the back. Provenance: Private collection.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). "Horabaixa", Son Servera, July 1984. Watercolor and pencil on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Signed, titled, located and dated on the back. Provenance: Private collection.

                Est: €800 - €1,000

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). "Horabaixa", Son Servera, July 1984. Watercolour and pencil on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Signed, titled, located and dated on the back. Provenance: Private collection. Measurements: 39 x 59 cm. After a brief figurative period, the 50's gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist bias, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1980s and as his work progressed, it became increasingly closer to plastic poetry, filled with sensations and emotions, which can be observed in signs that veiledly refer us to everyday objects. Likewise, there is a clear protagonism of colour, which now fills the scenes, creating delicate and enveloping atmospheres. A painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He started out in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many prizes, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). "Paisatge". Pencil and cake on Fabriano paper. Signed in the lower left corner. Signed and titled on the back. Proceed: Private collection.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). "Paisatge". Pencil and cake on Fabriano paper. Signed in the lower left corner. Signed and titled on the back. Proceed: Private collection.

                Est: €1,200 - €1,400

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). "Paisatge". Pencil and pastel on Fabriano paper. Signed in the lower left corner. Signed and titled on the back. Provenance: Private collection. Measures: 50 x 70 cm; 60 x 80 cm (passe-partout). Painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He began in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism marked the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona, he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1978. Pastel, wax and charcoal on folded Guarro paper creating relief in the composition. Provenance: Private collection Signed and dated in the lower right corner.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1978. Pastel, wax and charcoal on folded Guarro paper creating relief in the composition. Provenance: Private collection Signed and dated in the lower right corner.

                Est: €1,200 - €1,600

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1978. Pastel, waxes and charcoal on folded Guarro paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Provenance: Private collection. Measures: 50.5 x 47 cm. After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist slant, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1970s his work dematerialised, becoming more ethereal, atmospheric and more subdued in colour due to the impact and influence of American Expressionism, particularly Mark Rothko. Nevertheless, structural rigour will remain present in the geometric composition and in the Matissian window, seeking and achieving a balance between structure and its dissolution. Painter and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada trained in Barcelona and Paris. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Arts Award in 1991. In 1985 he was also named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and the Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1996. Watercolor, charcoal and pencil on cardboard. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1996. Watercolor, charcoal and pencil on cardboard. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection.

                Est: €1,200 - €1,500

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1996. Watercolour, charcoal and pencil on card. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection. Size: 45 x 34,5 cm. After a brief figurative period, the 50's gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist bias, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1990s until the end of his career, his production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space dominated by geometry and the complementarity of colours. A painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He started out in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled. Pastel and charcoal on paper. Signed in the lower right corner. Provenance: private collection.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled. Pastel and charcoal on paper. Signed in the lower right corner. Provenance: private collection.

                Est: €1,000 - €1,200

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled. Pastel and charcoal on paper. Signed in the lower right corner. Provenance: private collection. Measurements: 64 x 91 cm. Painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He started in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many prizes, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Idomeneo nº 1", 2005 Pencil and pastel on paper. Signed in the lower right corner. With seal on the back of the Joan Prats Gallery. Provenance: Private collection.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Idomeneo nº 1", 2005 Pencil and pastel on paper. Signed in the lower right corner. With seal on the back of the Joan Prats Gallery. Provenance: Private collection.

                Est: €800 - €1,000

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Idomeneo nº 1", 2005 Pencil and pastel on paper. Signed in the lower right corner. With label on the back of the Joan Prats Gallery. Provenance: Private collection. Measures: 46 x 32 cm; 55 x 41.5 cm (frame). After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist slant, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1990s, until the end of his career, his production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space dominated by geometry and the complementarity of colours. Painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He began in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Dibuix 4", 2003. Gouache and pastel on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Provenance: Private collection.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Dibuix 4", 2003. Gouache and pastel on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Provenance: Private collection.

                Est: €1,200 - €1,500

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Dibuix 4", 2003. Gouache and pastel on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Provenance: Private collection. Measures: 100 x 70 cm; 123 x 88 cm (frame). After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist slant, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1990s, until the end of his career, his production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space dominated by geometry and the complementarity of colours. Painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He began in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many prizes, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1981. Watercolor and waxes on paper attached to cardboard in the upper margin. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Provenance: Private collection
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1981. Watercolor and waxes on paper attached to cardboard in the upper margin. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Provenance: Private collection

                Est: €1,200 - €1,500

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1981. Watercolour and wax on paper fixed to cardboard in the corners of the upper margin. Signed and dated in the lower right-hand corner. Provenance: Private collection. Measures: 50 x 65.5 cm; 53.5 x 68.5 cm. After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist slant, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1980s, as his work progressed, it came closer and closer to plastic poetry, filled with sensations and emotions, which can be observed in signs that veiledly refer us to everyday objects. There is also a clear prominence of colour, which now fills the scenes, creating delicate and enveloping atmospheres. Painter and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada trained in Barcelona and Paris. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Arts Award in 1991. In 1985 he was also named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and the Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Pyramids, 1994. Mixed media and collage with iridescent finish on Japan paper glued to cardboard in the upper margin. Signed and dated in the lower left corner.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Pyramids, 1994. Mixed media and collage with iridescent finish on Japan paper glued to cardboard in the upper margin. Signed and dated in the lower left corner.

                Est: €1,800 - €2,000

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Pyramids, 1994. Mixed media and collage with iridescent finish on Japan paper glued to cardboard in the upper margin. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection. Measurements: 77 x 57 cm; 85 x 64 cm (frame) After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist bias, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1990s until the end of his career, his production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space in which geometry and the complementarity of colours. A painter and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada trained in Barcelona and Paris. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Arts Award in 1991. In 1985 he was also named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and the Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 2003. Gouache on Fabriano paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 2003. Gouache on Fabriano paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection.

                Est: €1,000 - €1,200

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 2003. Gouache on Fabriano paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection. Measurements: 100 x 71 cm. After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist slant, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1990s, until the end of his career, his production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space dominated by geometry and the complementarity of colours. A painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He started out in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many prizes, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1990. Ink on silk paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Provenance: Private collection.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1990. Ink on silk paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Provenance: Private collection.

                Est: €1,200 - €1,500

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1990. Ink on silk paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Provenance: Private collection. Measures: 90 x 60 cm; 109 x 79 cm (frame). After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist slant, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1990s, until the end of his career, his production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space dominated by geometry and the complementarity of colours. Painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He began in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many prizes, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1990. Ink on silkpaper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Provenance: Private collection.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1990. Ink on silkpaper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Provenance: Private collection.

                Est: €1,800 - €2,000

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1990. Ink on silk paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Provenance: Private collection. Size: 60 x 90 cm; 79 x 109 cm (frame). After a brief figurative period, the 50's gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist bias, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1990s, until the end of his career, his production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space dominated by geometry and the complementarity of colours. A painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He started out in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). "Penya Roja", Serie Blanca-2, 1984. Watercolor and pencil on Canson paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Signed, dated and titled on the back. Provenance: Private collection.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). "Penya Roja", Serie Blanca-2, 1984. Watercolor and pencil on Canson paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Signed, dated and titled on the back. Provenance: Private collection.

                Est: €1,800 - €2,000

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). "Penya Roja", Serie Blanca-2, 1984. Watercolour and pencil on Canson paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Signed, dated and titled on the back. Provenance: Private collection. Measures: 80 x 65 cm. After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist slant, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1980s and as his work progressed, it became increasingly closer to plastic poetry, filled with sensations and emotions, which can be observed in signs that veiledly refer us to everyday objects. There is also a clear prominence of colour, which now fills the scenes, creating delicate and enveloping atmospheres. Painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada is now internationally renowned. He started out in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1983. Mixed media on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right-hand corner.
                Jan. 30, 2024

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1983. Mixed media on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right-hand corner.

                Est: €2,000 - €2,500

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled, 1983. Mixed media on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right-hand corner. Size: 100 x 75 cm. Typical of the years in which Ràfols Casamada produced this work on paper was his desire to fix the fleeting nature of the real, focusing on fragments that were unravelled, on pure plastic values. A painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He began in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many prizes, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • Albert Rafols Casamada. No title
                Jan. 24, 2024

                Albert Rafols Casamada. No title

                Est: -

                Lithograph on paper. Signed t dated (78) in the lower right corner. Numbered (208/250) in the lower left corner.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Partage", 1992. Mixed media on canvas. Signed and dated on the back. From the Joan Prats Gallery, Barcelona.
                Dec. 12, 2023

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Partage", 1992. Mixed media on canvas. Signed and dated on the back. From the Joan Prats Gallery, Barcelona.

                Est: €14,000 - €16,000

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Partage", 1992. Mixed media on canvas. Signed and dated on the back. From the Joan Prats Gallery, Barcelona. Measurements: 150 x 150 cm; 154 x 154 cm (frame). Ràfols Casamada spoke of his need to "break the space and recompose it by means of spots of color, distribute them almost at random and achieve, by means of color, that they are sustained and related" (Testimonio de un pintor, 1985). The painting shown here is an account of this search for intellectual purification. Ràfols Casamada submits the painting to an apparently random tensional game between color field, emptiness, stain and gesture. In this canvas, the lyrical abstraction throbs with impetus despite the underlying conceptual base. It echoes a happy resolution between intellectual complexity and plastic simplicity, between transcendence and immanence. Painter and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada now enjoys great international prestige. He began studying architecture, but soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. In 1950 he obtained a scholarship to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-cubist figurative painting, as well as the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were joined in his painting to that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona, he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterized by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts, the Creu de Sant Jordi or the Arts Award of the CEOE. He was also named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and the MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and the Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA
                Dec. 05, 2023

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA

                Est: €80 - €140

                Albert Ràfols Casamada (Barcelona, 1923-2009) Sin título. Litografía firmada y numerada 63/175 a lápiz. 65,5 x 45 cm.

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              • Albert Rafols Casamada. No title
                Nov. 22, 2023

                Albert Rafols Casamada. No title

                Est: -

                Aguafuerte sobre papel Guarro. Firmado y fechado (82) en el ángulo inferior derecho. Numerado (14/99) en el ángulo inferior izquierdo.

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              • Alberto Rafols Casamada, Spanish, Lithograph
                Nov. 12, 2023

                Alberto Rafols Casamada, Spanish, Lithograph

                Est: $150 - $200

                Alberto Rafols Casamada, Spanish (1923-2009), Lithograph "Barcelona 3". Circa 1981. Fully Pencil Signed and Numbered 64/75. In Original Frame Under Glass. Not Examined Out of Glass. Condition: Excellent. Dimensions: Sight- 20" x 15.5". Frame- 27" x 22.5". Provenance: From a Long Island, NY Home. Please note the absence of a Condition Report does not imply that there are no condition issues with this lot. Please contact us for a detailed Condition Report. It is the Buyer's responsibility to inspect each lot and deem their own opinions on Condition, Description, Provenance, and Validity before purchasing. Please make an appointment to preview or ask for Condition Reports. Condition Reports are rendered as an opinion by the staff of the Auction House and not as statements of fact. REMEMBER ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD AS-IS, WHERE IS.

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              • ALBERT RAFOLS CASAMADA Barcelona (1923 / 2009) "Les cireres", 1994
                Nov. 06, 2023

                ALBERT RAFOLS CASAMADA Barcelona (1923 / 2009) "Les cireres", 1994

                Est: €2,700 - €3,600

                Oil on canvas Signed and dated in the lower left corner. On the back signed, dated, titled and with the seal of the Joan Prats Gallery in Barcelona Measurements: 65 x 54 cm

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              • ALBERT RAFOLS CASAMADA Barcelona (1923 / 2009) "Clave de treble", 1995
                Nov. 06, 2023

                ALBERT RAFOLS CASAMADA Barcelona (1923 / 2009) "Clave de treble", 1995

                Est: €112 - €150

                Engraving Signed, dated and justified 9/100 in pencil at the bottom. Measurements: Footprint: 49.5 x 39 cm; paper: 75.5 x 55.5cm

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled. 1990. Etching on paper, copy 22/25. Signed, dated and justified in pencil. The passpartout has a stain in the lower corner that does not affect the work.
                Nov. 06, 2023

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled. 1990. Etching on paper, copy 22/25. Signed, dated and justified in pencil. The passpartout has a stain in the lower corner that does not affect the work.

                Est: €400 - €500

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). Untitled. 1990. Etching on paper, copy 22/25. Signed, dated and justified in pencil. The passpartout has a stain in the lower corner that does not affect the work. Measurements: 63 x 24 cm (print); 77 x 37 cm (paper); 83.5 x 43.5 cm (frame). After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist bias, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1990s until the end of his career, his production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space dominated by geometry and the complementarity of colours. A painter and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada trained in Barcelona and Paris. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts National Prize in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Arts Prize in 1991. In 1985 he was also named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and the Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Window to the sea", 1998. Silkscreen, canvas and collage, copy 5/75. Signed and justified in pencil.
                Nov. 06, 2023

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Window to the sea", 1998. Silkscreen, canvas and collage, copy 5/75. Signed and justified in pencil.

                Est: €600 - €800

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Window to the sea", 1998. Silkscreen, canvas and collage, copy 5/75. Signed and justified in pencil. Measurements: 78,5 x 60 cm. During the 1990s until the end of his career, Ràfols Casamada's production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space dominated by geometry and the complementarity of colours. A painter and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada trained in Barcelona and Paris. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts National Prize in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Arts Prize in 1991. In 1985 he was also named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and the Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • Albert Rafols Casamada. No title
                Oct. 25, 2023

                Albert Rafols Casamada. No title

                Est: -

                Etching and aquatint on Guarro paper. Signed and dated (84) in the lower right corner. Numbered (HC - Hors Commerce) in the lower left corner.

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              • Albert Rafols Casamada. Interior Series
                Oct. 25, 2023

                Albert Rafols Casamada. Interior Series

                Est: -

                Lithograph on paper. Signed and dated (82) in the lower right corner. Numbered (30/99) in the lower left corner.

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              • Albert Rafols Casamada. Interior Series
                Oct. 25, 2023

                Albert Rafols Casamada. Interior Series

                Est: -

                Lithograph on paper. Signed and dated (82) in the lower right corner. Numbered (30/99) in the lower left corner.

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              • THREE ALBERT RAFOLS-CASAMADA ETCHINGS 'A, B, & C'
                Oct. 13, 2023

                THREE ALBERT RAFOLS-CASAMADA ETCHINGS 'A, B, & C'

                Est: $300 - $500

                Three Alberto Rafols Casamada (Spanish 1923-2009), abstract color etchings on paper, 'A', 'B', and 'C', depicting lines and geometric shapes, pencil signed to lower right and numbered 11/75 to lower left, unframed. Provenance: From the Private Collection of Sarah Rodin, St. Louis, Missouri. Approximate dimensions: "A "plate h. 12.25", w. 13.625"; paper h. 25.25", w. 20;

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              • Albert Rafols Casamada. No title
                Sep. 27, 2023

                Albert Rafols Casamada. No title

                Est: -

                Etching on Guarro paper. Signed and dated (82) in the lower right corner. Numbered (14/99) in the lower left corner.

                Duran Arte y Subastas
              • S/T
                Sep. 21, 2023

                S/T

                Est: -

                Firmada y numerada a lápiz 133/250

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). "Yucatan Series n.15", 1988. Acrylic and pastel on Guarro paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. With the Joan Prats Gallery stamp on the back. Provenance: Private collection.
                Sep. 06, 2023

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). "Yucatan Series n.15", 1988. Acrylic and pastel on Guarro paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. With the Joan Prats Gallery stamp on the back. Provenance: Private collection.

                Est: €1,000 - €1,200

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). "Series Yucatán n.15", 1988. Acrylic and pastel on Guarro paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. With Joan Prats Gallery stamp on the back. Provenance: Private collection. Measurements: 35,5 x 50,5 cm. After" a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist slant, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1980s and as his work progressed, it became increasingly closer to plastic poetry, filled with sensations and emotions, which can be observed in signs that veiledly refer us to everyday objects. Likewise, there is a clear protagonism of colour, which now fills the scenes creating delicate and enveloping atmospheres. A painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He started out in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Flors." Pair of original postcards. Mixed media (gouache, ink and waxes) on postcard. Both signed. Provenance: Private collection.
                Sep. 06, 2023

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Flors." Pair of original postcards. Mixed media (gouache, ink and waxes) on postcard. Both signed. Provenance: Private collection.

                Est: €800 - €1,000

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Flors". Pair of original postcards. Mixed media (gouache, ink and wax) on postcard. Both signed. Provenance: Private collection. Size: 15 x 10 cm (each). A painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He began in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Paisatge", 1990. Mixed media on Kraft paper glued to cardboard. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.
                Sep. 06, 2023

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Paisatge", 1990. Mixed media on Kraft paper glued to cardboard. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.

                Est: €1,000 - €1,200

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Paisatge", 1990. Mixed media on Kraft paper glued to cardboard. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. With Joan Prats Gallery stamp on the back. Provenance: Private collection. Size: 13 x 21 cm; 24 x 29,5 cm (frame). After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist slant, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1990s, until the end of his career, his production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space dominated by geometry and the complementarity of colours. A painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He started out in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Palma", 1987. Watercolor and waxes on piggy paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Titled on the back. Provenance: Private collection
                Sep. 06, 2023

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Palma", 1987. Watercolor and waxes on piggy paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Titled on the back. Provenance: Private collection

                Est: €1,200 - €1,500

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Palma", 1987. Watercolour and wax on Guarro paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Titled on the back. Provenance: Private collection. Measurements: 50 x 35 cm. After a brief figurative stage, the 50's gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist bias, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1990s until the end of his career, his production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space dominated by geometry and the complementarity of colours. A painter and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada trained in Barcelona and Paris. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts National Prize in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Arts Prize in 1991. In 1985 he was also named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and the Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÁFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "The carob trees". 1984. Watercolor on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Signed, titled and dated on the back. Provenance: Private collection
                Sep. 06, 2023

                ALBERT RÁFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "The carob trees". 1984. Watercolor on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Signed, titled and dated on the back. Provenance: Private collection

                Est: €1,000 - €1,200

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Els garrovers. 1984. Watercolour on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Signed, titled and dated on the back. Provenance: Private collection. Measurements: 39 x 59 cm. After a brief figurative period, the 50's gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist bias, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1980s, as his work progressed, it came closer and closer to plastic poetry, filled with sensations and emotions, which can be observed in signs that veiledly refer us to everyday objects. Likewise, there is a clear protagonism of colour, which now fills the scenes, creating delicate and enveloping atmospheres. A painter and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada trained in Barcelona and Paris. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Arts Award in 1991. In 1985 he was also named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and the Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • Casamada, Albert Ràfols- - Lithograph - Handsigned
                Aug. 05, 2023

                Casamada, Albert Ràfols- - Lithograph - Handsigned

                Est: €200 - €400

                Title: Composition. Edition: (Hors Commerce). Hand-Signed and numbered with pencil by the artist. Barcelona, Spain, 1923 - Barcelona, Spain, 2009 Albert Ràfols-Casamada (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009) was one of Catalonia’s most important and multifaceted artists. He started drawing and painting under the guidance of his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés, and dropped out of his architecture studies after a few years in order to concentrate on painting. He exhibited his work for the first time in 1946 in Barcelona with the group Els Vuit. A scholarship from the French government allowed him to move to Paris in 1950, and he remained there until 1954. On his return to Barcelona he soon began to hold regular exhibitions, and in 1961 he held his first show at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona (1960-1963). Ràfols-Casamadas had a long career as a painter and writer and produced an extensive and highly regarded body of work. He was able to integrate the best of Henri Matisse and American abstract expressionism in an extremely coherent exploration of colour. Although he initially began painting figuratively, he gradually evolved towards a kind of abstraction based on the importance of colour and the use of geometric structures. In the late fifties and early sixties he began making collages and narrowing his chromatic range to an austere predominance of shades of white. In the eighties, at the peak of his creative maturity, he again began to use signs with a strong symbolic and aesthetic component and to highlight the importance of colour in his work.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). Untitled, 2000. Pastel on paper Guarro. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection
                Jul. 25, 2023

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). Untitled, 2000. Pastel on paper Guarro. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection

                Est: €1,000 - €1,200

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). Untitled, 2000. Pastel on Guarro paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Provenance: Private collection. Measurements: 50 x 70 cm. After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist slant, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1990s until the end of his career, his production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space dominated by geometry and the complementarity of colours. After a brief figurative period, the 1950s gave way to a more schematic and structured conception of reality, with a clearly abstractionist slant, which he would cultivate throughout the rest of his life. During the 1990s until the end of his career, his production is interpreted as a study of his own work. His compositions, stable and calm, show a structural purity taken to the extreme in which symmetry, order and balance configure the use of space dominated by geometry and the complementarity of colours. A painter, teacher, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He started out in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many awards, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). Untitled, 1984. Mixed media (ink, watercolor and collage) on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.
                Jul. 25, 2023

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). Untitled, 1984. Mixed media (ink, watercolor and collage) on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.

                Est: €1,500 - €1,600

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923-2009). Untitled, 1984. Mixed media (ink, watercolour and collage) on paper. Signed and dated in the lower right-hand corner. Size: 49 x 72 cm; 64 x 85 cm (frame). From 1963 onwards Ráfols Casamada incorporated the collage technique into his art, practising it from then until the end of his career. As the artist himself stated, his interest in collage was awakened by two exhibitions of the German artist Kurt Schwitters and Joan Miró, respectively, which he was able to visit in Paris. The newspaper cuttings, bus tickets and other banal objects with which he constructed his collages were for Ràfols "Small traces of life full of poetry". A painter, educator, writer and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada enjoys great international prestige today. He began in the world of drawing and painting with his father, Albert Ràfols Cullerés. In 1942 he began studying architecture, although he soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. His father's post-impressionist influence and his particular cézannism mark the works presented in his first exhibition, held in 1946 at the Pictòria galleries in Barcelona, where he exhibited with the group Els Vuit. Subsequently, he gradually developed a poetic abstraction, amorphous in its configuration, free and intelligent, the fruit of a slow gestation and based on atmospheres, themes, objects or graphics from everyday life. Ràfols Casamada worked with these fragments of reality, of life, in a process of disfigurement, playing with connotations, plastic values and the visual richness of the possible different readings, in an attempt to fix the transience of reality. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. After showing an interesting relationship, in the sixties and seventies, with neo-Dada and new realism, his work has focused on purely pictorial values: fields of colour in expressive harmony on which gestural charcoal lines stand out. He has received many prizes, such as the National Plastic Arts Award from the Ministry of Culture in 1980, the Creu de Sant Jordi in 1982 and the CEOE Prize for the Arts in 1991. In 1985 he was named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and is an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. In 2003 the Generalitat awarded him the National Visual Arts Prize of Catalonia, and in 2009, just two months before his death, Grup 62 paid tribute to him at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Ritmes i espais 2", 2005. Lithograph, copy H.C. 6/10. Signed and justified by hand.
                Jul. 20, 2023

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Ritmes i espais 2", 2005. Lithograph, copy H.C. 6/10. Signed and justified by hand.

                Est: €250 - €300

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Ritmes i espais 2", 2005. Lithograph, copy H.C. 6/10. Signed and justified by hand. Size: 65,5 x 50,5 cm. A painter and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada now enjoys great international prestige. He began studying architecture, but soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona, he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. He has received numerous awards, such as the National Plastic Arts National Prize, the Creu de Sant Jordi and the CEOE Arts Prize. He was also named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and the Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Ritmes i espais 1", 2005. Lithograph, copy P.T. Signed and justified by hand.
                Jul. 20, 2023

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Ritmes i espais 1", 2005. Lithograph, copy P.T. Signed and justified by hand.

                Est: €300 - €350

                ALBERT RÀFOLS CASAMADA (Barcelona, 1923 - 2009). "Ritmes i espais 1", 2005. Lithograph, copy P.T. Signed and justified by hand. Measurements: 65,5 x 50,5 cm. A painter and graphic artist, Ràfols Casamada now enjoys great international prestige. He began studying architecture, but soon abandoned it to devote himself to the plastic arts. In 1950 he obtained a grant to travel to France, and settled in Paris until 1954. There he became acquainted with post-Cubist figurative painting, as well as with the work of Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Miró, among others. These influences were combined in his painting with that of American abstract expressionism, which was developing at the same time. When he finally returned to Barcelona, he embarked on his own artistic path, with a style characterised by compositional elegance, based on orthogonal structures combined with an emotive and luminous chromaticism. He has received numerous awards, such as the National Plastic Arts National Prize, the Creu de Sant Jordi and the CEOE Arts Prize. He was also named Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of France. His work can be found in the most important museums around the world: the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles, the Picasso Museum in France, the Georges Pompidou in Paris and the British Museum and the Tate Gallery in London, among many others.

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              • ALBERT RÀFOLS-CASAMADA (1923-2009). PAIR OF LITHOGRAPHS.
                Jul. 19, 2023

                ALBERT RÀFOLS-CASAMADA (1923-2009). PAIR OF LITHOGRAPHS.

                Est: €250 - €600

                Signed and numbered in pencil. One of them also dated, '94. 80/100. 76 x 54 cm (unframed). 38/100. 66 x 44.5 cm; 89 x 66 cm (framed).

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