This piece, Outburst, is oil on canvas and is set to be included in the artist's upcoming catalogue raisonne. This work is part of a series and the artist has visually verified it as authentic.
Outburst is a good example of the post-war iconoclast's work. She was educated at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts and later in Italy (during and immediately after World War II). She left Hungary in 1950 for Paris and worked with noted Surrealists. Her first solo exhibition in 1954, was at L’Étoile scellée, the Surrealist studio. None other than Andre Breton had offered her he exhibit. Her technique was notable--she would use metal objects to manipulate paint and also use her body as a "paintbrush."
Reigl is alive and well and living and working in Marcoussis, France. Find out more at www.judit-reigl.com.