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Sotheby’s to Sell Lee Krasner Work Expected to Smash Record

April 25th, 2019

Sotheby’s Evening Sale this May in NYC will potentially set a new auction record for Lee Krasner, as the artist’s work The Eye is the First Circle (1960) will hit the block with an estimate of $10 million to $15 million, double her current estimate. “This painting represents a critical turning point for Krasner—a rebirth in a sense—as it was executed following a period of great personal loss and tragedy,” says Saara Pritchard, senior vice president and senior specialist of Sotheby’s contemporary art department.
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Kochi-Muziris Biennale Faces Controversy Over Sale of Equipment

April 25th, 2019

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India is facing controversy over the sale of equipment and materials from the exhibition’s latest edition, which closed this March.  The injunction follows a claim the organization could not sell a series of air-conditioning units until it had paid for them in full. “Kochi Biennale Foundation has received an interim injunction from the district court pausing the auction of the ACs,” a spokesperson for the Biennale said in a statement. “The auction of all other materials will proceed as planned. The legal response to the injunction is being drafted.”
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Phillips Hires Elizabeth Goldberg as Deputy Chair for Americas

April 25th, 2019

Phillips has hired American art specialist Elizabeth Goldberg from Sotheby’s, appointing her senior international specialist in American art and deputy chairman for the Americas.“As with other auction house categories, the market for American art has changed rather dramatically over the past 15 years, becoming highly selective at the high end with quality being key, ” Goldberg says. “Given this trend, there are certain artists who have emerged as having the power to hang alongside other titans of the twentieth century.” 
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Anselm Reyle

Image via Kopenhagen
b. 1970
Lives and works in:

Berlin, Germany

Represented by:

Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York

Through his paintings and sculptures, Gernman Anselm Reyle is reviving
concepts of 20th century art history. The artist often mentions that
painter Otto Freundlich has been a great influence to him. Minimal and
abstract, Reyle’s works are notorious for eye-catching colors and
surfaces, and are created with a variety of mixed media, such as
chrome, enamel and glitter. His paintings can be drippy, gestural or
sharply geometrical, yet his works are related by their patterns and
bold palettes. Stripes and kaleidoscope-like patterns are common
compositional cliches that Reyle makes his own.

View of Valley Of The Snake Ladies at Andersens Contemporary via Kopenhagen

Reyle produces sculptural works made of cheap, everyday items, and
also has an interest in found-object art, creating a replica of a tiny
sculpture, or developing a painting from a motif he saw in a magazine.
Playing with the cliches of modernism, his chrome found-object
sculptures are glitzy, kitsch and rock-and-roll decorative. Other
objects appear plasticized, like a factory prototype. Reyle is also
known for sculptures made of worthless foil that hang on gallery walls
like topographic maps of a monochrome mountain range. While his
techniques and subjects are diverse, a fascination with the
aggressiveness of neon lighting and psychedelic color palettes are
common threads that also run throughout his work. With an abundance of
creations that are aesthetically simple purely formal, for Reyle, it
doesn’t take much to make a piece of art.

untitled (2006) via Kopenhagen

Wikipedia Entry

More info about the artist coming soon.

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