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    FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. EDMUND P. PILLSBURY

    TILL FREIWALD (Peruvian/German, b. 1963)
    Untitled, 2001
    Watercolor on paper
    35-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches (90.2 x 64.8 cm)
    Signed, dated and numbered on the reverse

    PROVENANCE:
    Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, October 2001

    Till Freiwald, a German artist who lives in France, creates huge watercolor portraits of unidentified young men or women. These eerily monumental, impassive staring faces seem to relate to Chuck Close's early head paintings at first glance, but they are only superficially similar--largely on account of scale. Painted from memory after smaller studies from life, Mr. Freiwald's portraits lack the intense particularity and personality of Mr. Close's portraits, but loom and glow mysteriously. They are haunting in the way most traces of emotion have been erased, which makes them utterly riveting.


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    October, 2011
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