1/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Without Beginning and Without End
, Cappella Pazzi, Complesso Monumentale di Santa Croce, Florence’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie, 2019
Wolfgang Laib
Without Beginning and Without End
, Cappella Pazzi, Complesso Monumentale di Santa Croce, Florence, 2019
Installation view
beeswax
2/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Pollen Mountain’, 2015
Wolfgang Laib
Pollen Mountain, 2015
pollen from hazelnut
ca. 7 cm hoch / appr. 2¾ inch high
3/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Pollen from Dandelion
, Museo di San Marco, Polo Museale della Toscana, Florence’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie, 2019
Wolfgang Laib
Pollen from Dandelion
, Museo di San Marco, Polo Museale della Toscana, Florence, 2019
Installation view
4/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Towers, Cappella Rucellai, Museo Marino Marini, Florence’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie, 2019
Wolfgang Laib
Towers, Cappella Rucellai, Museo Marino Marini, Florence, 2019
Installation view
beeswax
5/24
‘Wolfgang Laib pours milk into a Milk Stone’
Wolfgang Laib pours milk into a Milk Stone
6/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Milchstein / Milk Stone’, 1993–1994
Wolfgang Laib
Milchstein / Milk Stone, 1993–1994
Macedonian marble
2 (h) x 135 x 125 cm
¾ (h) x 53¼ x 49¼ in
7/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Rice House’, 2013
Wolfgang Laib
Rice House, 2013
marble, rice
35 (h) x 15 x 160 cm
13¾ (h) x 6 x 63 in
8/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Rice house’, 2009
Wolfgang Laib
Rice house, 2009
Indian granite, red pigment and sunseed oil, rice
17 (h) x 9 x 75 cm
6¾ (h) x 3½ x 29½ in
9/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Reishaus’, 1998
Wolfgang Laib
Reishaus, 1998
sealing wax, rice
27 (h) x 14 x 68 cm
10½ (h) x 5½ x 26¾ in
10/24
The sculpture Rice House from 2007 by Wolfgang Laib installed in the Buchmann Galerie 2022
Wolfgang Laib
Rice House, 2007
Black on red Burmese lacquer on wood, rice
47 (h) x 23 x 135 cm
18½ (h) x 9 x 53¼ in
11/24
Rice House, 2009 by Wolfgang Laib in the Buchmann Galerie 2022
Wolfgang Laib
Rice House, 2009
Red sealing wax on wood, rice
19 (h) x 18,5 x 95 cm
7½ (h) x 7¼ x 37½ in
12/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Untitled’, 2015
Wolfgang Laib
Untitled, 2015
beeswax
37 (h) x 33 x 12 cm
14½ (h) x 13 x 4¾ in
13/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Untitled’, 2015
Wolfgang Laib
Untitled, 2015
beeswax
32 (h) x 16 x 14 cm
12½ (h) x 6¼ x 5½ in
14/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Untitled’, 2006–2007
Wolfgang Laib
Untitled, 2006–2007
Beeswax, wood
345 (h) x 180 x 70 cm
135¾ (h) x 70¾ x 27½ in

This is a rare work by Wolfgang Laib in the form of a large shelf with works made from beeswax. The triangular forms recalls, in its archaic form, reliquaries from the Far East. Wolfgang Laib thus takes up a traditional form but separates it from its common function in favor of a sculptural dimension.
15/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Ailleurs — La chambre des certitudes’, 1997
Wolfgang Laib
Ailleurs — La chambre des certitudes, 1997
beeswax, wood
350 (h) x 175 x 535 cm
11‘6“ (h) x 5‘9“ x 17‘6½“
16/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Ailleurs — La chambre des certitudes’, 1997
Wolfgang Laib
Ailleurs — La chambre des certitudes, 1997
beeswax, wood
350 (h) x 175 x 535 cm
11‘6“ (h) x 5‘9“ x 17‘6½“
17/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Ailleurs — La chambre des certitudes’, 1997
Wolfgang Laib
Ailleurs — La chambre des certitudes, 1997
beeswax, wood
350 (h) x 175 x 535 cm
11‘6“ (h) x 5‘9“ x 17‘6½“
18/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Rice House’, 2008
Wolfgang Laib
Rice House, 2008
Indian granite, sooth and sunflower oil
16 (h) x 14 x 190 cm
6¼ (h) x 5½ x 74¾ in

Over a period of more than forty years, Wolfgang Laib has created an oeuvre that largely escapes traditional categories and has an extraordinarily original quality. The rice house recalls, in its archaic form, reliquaries from the Far East. Wolfgang Laib thus takes up a traditional form but separates it from its common function in favour of a sculptural dimension.
19/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘abc, Art Berlin Contemporary’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie, 2012
Wolfgang Laib
abc, Art Berlin Contemporary, 2012
Installation view
20/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘The Cobra Snakes Are Coming Out Of The Well At Night’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie, 2008
Wolfgang Laib
The Cobra Snakes Are Coming Out Of The Well At Night, 2008
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie
21/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘The Cobra Snakes Are Coming Out Of The Well At Night (detail)’, Installation view, Buchmann Galerie, 2008
Wolfgang Laib
The Cobra Snakes Are Coming Out Of The Well At Night (detail), 2008
Installation view
Buchmann Galerie
22/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Grave near Hospet, South India’, 2001
Wolfgang Laib
Grave near Hospet, South India, 2001
Gelatin silver print on baryta paper, hand printed by the artist
27 x 35,5 cm
10¾ x 14 in
23/24
Wolfgang Laib, ‘Bagan, Burma (Myanmar)’, 2000
Wolfgang Laib
Bagan, Burma (Myanmar), 2000
Silbergelatine auf Baryt Papier
27,9 x 35,6 cm
11 x 14 in
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Wolfgang Laib, ‘Ohne Titel’, 2010
Wolfgang Laib
Ohne Titel, 2010
Ölpastell und Bleistift auf Papier
80 x 120 cm