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    Sale 7672

    Post War & Contemporary Art Day Sale (Afternoon)

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 419

    Anselm Reyle (b. 1970)


    Price Realised  


    Anselm Reyle (b. 1970)
    signed and dated 'Anselm Reyle 2005' (on the overlap)
    oil, PVC foil and mirrored Plexiglas on canvas
    89½ x 130¾in. (227.4 x 332cm.)
    Executed in 2005

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    "I find this cheap foil at a studio of a friend. He wanted to use it for a project but never did. Well I hope not... So I was very fascinated by this material. The quality--that it was so glossy. I've always liked the fact that you have to do very little to make it look good. In this case, you really have a lot of interesting effects created by almost nothing. All the colours relect and also it has a very psychadelic effect when you look at it from a close distance. A bit like on an acid trip. The fact that this cheap store foil work is such a big contrast to the expensive acrylic box around it, is another aspect. Without this box, it would have been more trashy, cheap and even more fragile. But when it's inside it gets more serious leaving no doubt that it's a real piece of art... I like this simple grip. The way of working with these two opposite parts and perspectives. I also like the reference to the art history -- that it has to do with Manzoni and Yves Klein and the presentation of their works today" (A. Reyle, in conversation with A. Tovborg, 27 June 2006, reproduced at www.kopenhagen.dk).

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.