MARTÍN RAMÍREZ + JOSEF KARL RÄDLER
FRIEZE MASTERS 2015 // stand b10
|private view||Tuesday||13 october 2015|
|public view||Wednesday||14 to Sunday 18 october 2015|
the gallery of everything returns to the frieze masters art fair with two important bodies of work exhibited for the first time in the uk.
the main room will display over a dozen rare large-scale drawings by mexican-american artist martín ramírez (1895-1963). cited as one of the greats of 20th century art by critic roberta smith, this self-taught draughtsman is recognised as an unsung hero of american modernism. exhibitions include: reframing confinement at reina sofia, madrid (2010) curated by lynne cooke; and the shadow of the avant-garde (2015) at museum folkwang, essen, curated by kaspar konig. the gallery of everything collection will also feature the largest known work to be produced by the artist.
the side room will focus on unexhibited watercolours by turn-of-the-century bohemian figuratist josef karl rädler (1844-1917). a porcelain painter by profession, rädler spent his latter years documenting the lives of fellow patients at a pioneering open-air psychiatric clinic outside vienna. his delicate portraits were rediscovered in the 1960s by dr leo navratil, the visionary director of the gugging art studio, and represent a compelling addition to the art history of modern europe. exhibitions include: madness and modernity (2009) at the wellcome collection, london.