Anselm Reyle - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Friday, October 12, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin; Private collection, Germany; Private collection, England

  • Exhibited

    Kunsthalle Zurich, Anselm Reyle Ars Nova, January 21 – March 26, 2006

  • Literature

    D. Eichler, B. Hainley, B. Ruf, Anselm Reyle Ars Nova, Zurich, 2006, pp. 186-187 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Colorful stripes of paint or shiny assembled foils – Anselm Reyle’s artistic oeuvre is one of contemporary chic and manufactured perfection. With their shiny colours, his works often have elements of kitsch. However Reyle retains the artistic integrity of an artist producing within his time, whilst simultaneously drawing inspiration from 20th century art. Reyle plays on various past concepts, such as the monochrome, as well those ready-made concepts which he "minimally" translates and adopts into his own time with a contemporary take on the past.

    Monumento al Partigiano, a sculptural work by the artist, is based on what he refers to as "objet trouvé". Using left-over or randomly found objects, Reyle turns them into sculptural works of art. Consequently, these works have become abstracted from their original intent and have been re-configured into works of art that seem to project a sense of having been used before. With its three dimensionality and contemporary form, Monumento al Partigiano, is the epitome of what Reyle terms a "Modernist cliché", in which modernist ideas and contemporary materials result in an artistic discourse between past and present.


Monumento al Partigiano (Monument to the Partisan)

Mirror, cement and wooden plinth.
88 5/8 x 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in. (225 x 120 x 120 cm).
Signed and dated “Anselm Reyle 2004” on the reverse of the mirror element.

£50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for £72,000

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm