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Egon Schiele Painting Restituted by Museum Ludwig to Go on Sales at Sotheby’s

May 5th, 2021

A 1917 Egon Schiele restituted by Museum Ludwig in Cologne will go on sale at Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern sale May 12th in New York, with an estimate of $2.5 million–$3.5 million.
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NYT Maps out Turbulence and Challenges at MOCA LA

May 5th, 2021

A piece in the New York Times this week looks at the current turbulence at MOCA LA, and Klaus Biesenbach’s attempts to move beyond it. “We’re coming out of a year of a lot of internal focus, pause, reflection,” he says. “Every day is a chance to improve.”
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Estate of Isamu Noguchi Heads to White Cube

May 5th, 2021

The estate of Isamu Noguchi has left Pace Gallery to join White Cube. “Isamu Noguchi’s extraordinary oeuvre places him among the masters of Modern sculpture,” says Jay Jopling, the founder and chief executive of White Cube.
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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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