Thomas Bayrle is referred to as key figure in European Pop Art, but we haven’t known him until we came across his Sloping Loafers/Smooth carpet and wallpaper installations at this year’s Frieze – and wrongly assumed that it was a work of some young rising star. In reality, the artist hits 75 next month! Well, you – and your art – is as old as you feel which, in his case, is young and exciting. Bayrle is represented by Gavin Brown’s enterprise and has a solo show there at this very moment. It closes already on Saturday, but we’d advise you to find time to drop by. Plus, just a short walk away from GBE West Village–based gallery, you can also have a glimpse at Bayrle’s American Dream billboard installation – the sixth commission of the High Line Art, which has previously seen works by a.o. John Baldessari, David Shrigley, Maurizio Cattelan or Elad Lassry. The billboard is on view through October 31st.
Here you can see a video of Thomas Bayrle’s installations from this year’s dOCUMENTA and watch an interview with him and Dr. Bettina Krogemann (both via Vernissage TV).
And here’s his moving and signing Galaxy Windscreen Wiper installation and a Chrysler wallpaper (want!) exhibited at GBE booth on Frieze London.
High line billboard via Blouin Artinfo
Gallery view and Flegzeug: courtesy GBE & the artist