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March 14, 2013 Back To News

Paul Pretzer featured in the Huffington Post

Paul Pretzer featured in the Huffington Post, “Old World Meets New World: Paul Pretzer in Dresden and New York”
“Patrick McGinnis writes, “It’s always gratifying to discover new artists, especially younger artists who take risks and who reflect their own personal development in their pieces. Paul Pretzer, a Dresden, Germany-based painter who is showing at the Marc Straus Gallery on New York’s Lower East Side, is just that sort of artist.”

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Writer Tulika of ON ART AND AESTHETICS talks to Paul Pretzer. Here's an excerpt: Combining Vanitas motifs, Surrealist elements and fairytale themes, Germany-based painter Paul Pretzer creates images that are largely free of definite meanings. “They don’t want to be anything,” he points out, “but can be everything.” “Lynch Meets Disney” – says the artist,… Read More...
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Paul Pretzer’s Top 5 Weirdest Paintings
Ahead of his upcoming show opening on Jan 10, 2016, we asked Berlin-based Paul Pretzer what his Top 5 weirdest, most wonderful artworks of all time are. The results were still surprising, despite being characteristic of Pretzer's good taste. Have in no particular order: 1. Jacopo Pontormo, Deposition From The Cross This painting by Pontormo have always thrilled… Read More...
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