photographers Groebli, René (CH)

artwork infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953
  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953

    René Groebli, Auge der Liebe, (Eye of Love) 1953, last available Vintage, #504, 15 x 23 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine, please ask gallery for the price.

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  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953
  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953

    René Groebli, Auge der Liebe, (Eye of Love) 1953, Vintage, #518, 24,5 x 33 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine, please ask gallery for the price.

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  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953
  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953

    René Groebli, Auge der Liebe, 1953, last available Vintage, #508, 17 x 23 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine, please ask gallery for the price.

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  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953
  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953

    René Groebli, Auge der Liebe, (Eye of Love) 1953, last available Vintage, #526, 22,5 x 28,5 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine, please ask gallery for the price.

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  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953
  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953

    René Groebli, Auge der Liebe, (Eye of Love) 1953, Vintage, #507, 23 x 22 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine on Agfa Brovira paper, please ask gallery for the price.

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  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953
  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953

    René Groebli, Auge der Liebe, (Eye of Love) 1953, Vintage, #519, 17,5 x 24 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine, please ask gallery for the price.

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  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953
  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953

    René Groebli, Auge der Liebe, (Eye of Love) 1953, Vintage, # 531, 18 x 23 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine, please ask gallery for the price.

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  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953
  • René Groebli, Auge der Liebe (Eye of Love), 1953

    René Groebli, Auge der Liebe, (Eye of Love) 1953, Vintage, #521, 19,5 x 29 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine, please ask gallery for the price. This print was purchased by E. Steichen for the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York in the 50ties. This print is also as modern print 60 x 50 cm in an Ed. of 7 available.



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  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949
  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949

    René Groebli, Magie der Schiene 1949, last available Vintage, #394, 24 x 29,5 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine, please ask gallery for the price. This print is also available as modern print in an Ed. of 7, 40 x 50 cm.

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  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949
  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949

    René Groebli, Magie der Schiene 1949, Vintage, #556, 26 x 35 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine, please ask gallery for the price, only one Vintage known - unique.

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  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949
  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949

    René Groebli, Magie der Schiene 1949, Vintage, #597, 26 x 35 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine, please ask gallery for the price.

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  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949
  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949

    René Groebli, Magie der Schiene 1949, Vintage, #551, 29 x 38 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine, please ask gallery for the price.

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  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949
  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949

    René Groebli, Magie der Schiene 1949, Vintage, #570, 17 x 23 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine, please ask gallery for the price.

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  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949
  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949

    René Groebli, Magie der Schiene 1949/modern print, #569, 30 x 40 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine. Printed by René Groebli in an edition of 50, accompanied by the book "Rail Magic", 2006 in a case, numbered for a special price of 600 € + shipping.

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  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949
  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949

    René Groebli, Magie der Schiene 1949/modern print, #391, 30 x 40 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine, please ask gallery for the price.

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  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949
  • René Groebli, Magie der Schiene, 1949

    René Groebli, Magie der Schiene 1949, Vintage, #559, 21,5 x 22,5 cm, signed and stamped, silvergelatine, sold out.

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  • René Groebli, Irland I, 1981
  • René Groebli, Irland I, 1981

    René Groebli, Irland I, 1981, silvergelatine, 30 x 40 cm, Ed. 12, signed, stamped, dated and numbered. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • René Groebli, Irland II, 1981
  • René Groebli, Irland II, 1981

    René Groebli, Irland II, 1981, silvergelatine, 30 x 40 cm, Ed. 12, signed, stamped, dated and numbered. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • René Groebli , Irland III, 1981
  • René Groebli , Irland III, 1981

    René Groebli, Irland III, 1981, silvergelatine, 30 x 40 cm, Ed. 12, signed, stamped, dated and numbered. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • René Groebli, Irland IV, 1981
  • René Groebli, Irland IV, 1981

    René Groebli, Irland IV, 1981, silvergelatine, 30 x 40 cm, Ed. 12, signed, stamped, dated and numbered. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • René Groebli, burned trees I, 1982-90
  • René Groebli, burned trees I, 1982-90

    René Groebli, burned trees I, 1982-90, coalpigment print / Kohlepigment Edeldrucke, 30 x 42 cm, Ed. 10, signed, stamped, dated and numbered. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • René Groebli, burned trees II, 1982-90
  • René Groebli, burned trees II, 1982-90

    René Groebli, burned trees II, 1982-90, coalpigment print / Kohlepigment Edeldrucke, 30 x 42 cm, Ed. 10, signed, stamped, dated and numbered. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • René Groebli, burned trees III, 1982-90
  • René Groebli, burned trees III, 1982-90

    René Groebli, burned trees III, 1982-90, coalpigment print / Kohlepigment Edeldrucke, 30 x 42 cm, Ed. 10, signed, stamped, dated and numbered. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • René Groebli, burned trees IV, 1982-90
  • René Groebli, burned trees IV, 1982-90

    René Groebli, burned trees IV, 1982-90, coalpigment print / Kohlepigment Edeldrucke, 30 x 42 cm, Ed. 10, signed, stamped, dated and numbered. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • René Groebli, Portrait, 1957
  • René Groebli, Portrait, 1957

    René Groebli, Portrait 1957, printed later, colorpigment print (Ultrachrome), Ed. 10, signed, stamped, numbered and dated, 42 x 60 cm. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • René Groebli, Portrait, 1970
  • René Groebli, Portrait, 1970

    René Groebli, Portrait, 1970, printed later, colorpigment print (Ultrachrome), Ed. 10, signed, stamped, numbered and dated, 42 x 60 cm. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • René Groebli, GM Suisse, 1961
  • René Groebli, GM Suisse, 1961

    René Groebli, GM Suisse, 1961, printed later, colorpigment print (Ultrachrome), Ed. 10, signed, stamped, numbered and dated, 42 x 60 cm. Please ask gallery for price.

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  • René Groebli, Rad einer Dampflokomotive / wheel of a locomotive, 1959
  • René Groebli, Rad einer Dampflokomotive / wheel of a locomotive, 1959

    René Groebli, Rad einer Dampflokomotive / wheel of a locomotive, 1959, printed later, colorpigment print (Ultrachrome), Ed. 10, signed, stamped, numbered and dated, 42 x 60 cm. Please ask gallery for price.

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biography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

René Groebli (prices: Vintage and Modern Prints: 600 € - 7000 €)

Reports, picture essay, landscapes, Portraits, nudes.
In the 60's master in the area of the color photography. Today it becomes in particular because of its early railway pictures and act studies estimated.
1942 first photographs with the Rolleiflex
1943 photographer teachings in Zurich
1945 specialized class for photography at the college of arts and crafts Zurich
Theory as a movie camera man, 1948 diploma as a documentary film cameraman
1949 "Rail Magic", first book
1954 "The eye of love"

René Groebli
Its friends, well-known Swiss photographers Jakob Tuggener and Robert Frank had large influence on the early photographic work René Groeblis. The subjectivity in Robert Franks work busy René Groebli and led it to its own subjective-poetic picture language. Groebli wanted to photograph, what is not visible: Movement, dynamics and speed as with the "Rail Magic", a trailblazing photo essay, which was 1949 developed and in an interaction of smoke, smell, landscape, romance and tendency the French steam railway has feelings as symbol of the strength symbol light and as with "The Eye of Love", a photographic dear poem, a work of fully timeless poetry, which 1953 developed.


Also the photographer Edward Steichen, at that time already curator at the museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, was impressed of the series "Eye of Love", which 1954 appeared as small book in an edition from 1000 pieces. Together with Robert Frank came Edward Steichen 1953 to Zurich, in order to investigate for its large exhibition project "The Family of Man". Steichen visited that at that time 26 year old photographer Groebli, whose sitting act from the available series he acquired immediately for the renowned photographic collection of the MoMA. In addition Groebli was invited from him to participate in the show "Family of Man".
The late wedding journey of René Groebli and his Mrs. Rita in the year 1953 led the two to Paris and Southern France. The series developed there is a concentration on a temporally short and emotional situation. The pictures captivate the play with the silhouette, the absorbed light, the deep shade, the contrast of sharpness and unsharpness, veiling and revealing by the beauty of the movements. They live on the suggestion and the association. One sees still life, a interieur of the hotel room, a view from the window, a scene in the neighbouring cafe - however in the center stands for something, which the photographer with the eyes of the love regards: his wife. Rita.
(excerpts from the accompanying text in the Reprint, 2002 "The eye of Love" of Birgit Filzmaier)

 

shows infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

René Groebli - selection

1951 
- Saarbrücken - subjektive Fotografie

1952
- Luzern - Weltausstellung Photographie

1955
- MOMA, New York - Family of Man

1974
- Kunsthaus Zürich

1978
- Arles RIP

1981
- Essen, Museum Folkwang, Collection Otto Steinert

1990
- Paris, Centre National de la Photo

1991
- Tarazona, Spain

1992
- Genf, Centre de la Photographie

1992
- Paris, Mois de la Photo

1993
- Cottbus, Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen

1998
- Paris, Galerie Camera Obscura

1999
- Kunsthaus Zürich - retrospective

2002
- Lausanne, Musée de l´Elysée

2002
- Zürich, Nikon Image House

2003
- Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2005
- in focus Galerie, Köln

2005
- Kecskemet, Ungarn, Ungarisches Fotomuseum

2006
- Leipzig, Foto und Kameramuseum kuratiert von in focus Galerie, Köln

2006
- Cologne Fine Art mit in focus Galerie, Köln

2009
- in focus Galerie, Köln - Retrospektive
- Retrospektive Hamburg, Berlin

2011
- Hamburg, Deichtorhallen, Eyes on Paris
- Winterthur, Fotomuseum, Die Schweiz im Fotobuch

bibliography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

René Groebli - Catalogs, Monographs, DVD:

1949 René Groebli, "Magie der Schiene", Zürich
1954 René Groebli, "Das Auge der Liebe" Zürich
1965 René Groebli, Variation I, CH, GB, USA
1971 René Groebli, Variation II, CH, GB, USA
1992 René Groebli, Visionen, Sulgen - Schweiz
1995 René Groebli, Magie du Rail, Photoarchives 2, Neuchatel, Schweiz
2000 René Groebli, Irland, Schweiz
2002 René Groebli, The eye of love, Reprint von 1954
2006 René Groebli, Rail Magic, Zürich
2007 René Groebli, Magie aus der Dunkelkammer, DVD von Phil Dänzer, 50 Min, gesendet SF und 3Sat