Anselm Reyle - Contemporary Art Part I New York Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Almine Rech, Paris

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Working with objets trouvés is very important to me. Actually even the stripe paintings can be called objets trouvés, something I perhaps once found in a catalogue or have in my head as a stereotyped memory of umpteen similar works. The sculptures are objets trouvés as well, or their form draws on objet trouvés. Or the material for the foil pictures: I originally discovered that in a shop window in Berlin. Of course the lamps are objets trouvés and I change them with colored light, sometimes pour paint over the lampshades, and the same applies to the vases or the wall claddings. Including objets trouvés like this is important as an extension of pure painting. I move into this limited space of abstract painting, but I then try to break it open, to extend it. Often with things that come from the outside, that I come across by chance. Materials, but also questions of style and taste as well, expressed in stereotyped pictorial forms,” (Anselm Reyle, quoted in J. Asthoff, “Painting as objet trouvé”, Flash Art, July- September, Vol. XXXIX, No.249, 2006).



Mixed media on canvas in Plexiglas box.
56 x 47 5/8 x 5 7/8 in. (142.2 x 121 x 14.9 cm).
This work is unique.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $192,000

Contemporary Art Part I

17 May 2007
7pm New York