Edited by Lynne Cooke, Karen Kelly, Bettina Funcke. Essays by Lynne Cooke, Jonathan Crary, Russel Fergusson, Boris Groys, Pamela Kort, Bérènice Reynaud, Victor Stoichita, Elaine Showalter, Jan Tumlir and Peter Wollen. Foreword by Michael Govan.
Paperback, 5.5 x 8 in. / 200 pgs / 18 color / 100 bw. | 7/2/2004 | In stock ISBN 9780944521779 | $16.95
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Eric Darragon, Julia Garimorth, Fabrice Hergott, Pamela Kort, Ulrich Leben, Frank C. Möller, Pierre Rosenberg.
Michael Werner launched his first gallery in 1963, opening with the first exhibition of Georg Baselitz. Galleries were later established in Cologne (1969) and New York (1990). Michael Werner has worked with, and helped to launch, several of the most important artists of the twentieth century, including Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars, Peter Doig, Jörg Immendorff, Per Kirkeby, Markus Lüpertz, A.R. Penck, Sigmar Polke and Don Van Vliet. This 580-page catalogue presents more than 800 artworks from the collection of Germany’s most renowned art dealer, including works from his donation to the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris. Thirty-nine artists--among them Arp, Picabia, Kirchner, Fautrier, Manzoni, Klein, Broodthaers, Beuys, Filliou and Byars--are represented in 20 chapters, where they are juxtaposed with commentary by contemporary critics. An appendix lists the works in the collection, all the shows of Michael Werner Gallery and a bibliography of its many publications.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essays by Jörg Immendorff, Anette Hüsch.
In his youth, J‡rg Immendorff was an assistant at Joseph Beuys's legendary performance How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare. As he describes here in an interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, when Beuys complied with his dealer's request to rearrange the stage for commercial reasons ('I need the stuff we can sell at the front.'), Immendorff stuck a red dot on Beuys's vest, the international sign that a work has sold, and in this case the scarlet letter of the sellout. Immendorff remains as politically and personally engaged today. Male Lago, a gigantic scrapbook and portfolio almost three-and-a-half inches thick and weighing in at 880 pages, tracks his work from its earliest and most political days through to his recent paintings and quietly wry brass monkeys.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 880 pgs / 148 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/1/2006 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2006 p. 99
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883759975SDNR30 List Price: $75.00 CDN $90.00
Published by Richter Verlag. Edited by Pamela Kort and Max Hollein. Essays by Claude Keisch, Helene Pinet, Josephine Gabler and Dieter Koepplin.
Between 1947 and 1964 Joseph Beuys produced a swath of works on paper that, in their style, technique, and formal vocabulary, echo those of Auguste Rodin by way of his teacher and mentor, sculptor, Wilhelm Lehmbruck. Although Beuys's work remains very different from his predecessors', it does take up themes they had pursued, including the idea of the torso as an autonomous, enclosed form and of the fragment as the simplest and most elementary embodiment of immutability. This book sets Beuys's works on paper and sculptures opposite the works on paper and sculptures of Rodin and Lehmbruck, and finds both striking affinities and autonomy.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Pamela Kort and Robert Storr. Essay by Isabel Moffat, Pamela Kort and Robert Storr.
Accompanying the artist's first major exhibition in the United States, I Wanted to Become an Artist examines Jörg Immendorff's anarchic approach to the Conceptual art practices of the 60s and 70s. Playfully and politically, he adds to Germany's ongoing efforts to come to terms with its role in modern history.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.25 x 11.25 in. / 152 pgs / 184 color / 9 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 5/2/2004 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883757643SDNR30 List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00
Published by Dia Art Foundation. Edited by Lynne Cooke, Karen Kelly, Bettina Funcke. Essays by Lynne Cooke, Jonathan Crary, Russel Fergusson, Boris Groys, Pamela Kort, Bérènice Reynaud, Victor Stoichita, Elaine Showalter, Jan Tumlir and Peter Wollen. Foreword by Michael Govan.
This third volume of collected theoretical and critical essays focuses on Dia's exhibitions from 1998 through 2000. As in the first two volumes, nine diverse contributors are included, ranging from art historian Jonathan Crary and philosopher Boris Groys to film theoretician Peter Wollen, from curator Russell Ferguson to cultural critic Elaine Showalter. These writers, among others, take on the challenges of illuminating, analyzing, and exploring the work of a disparate group of internationally recognized artists, including Joseph Beuys, Stan Douglas, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham, Bruce Nauman and Andy Warhol. Together, the essays in this book present a broad-based account of contemporary artistic practice, criticism, scholarship and theory.
Published by DIA ART FOUNDATION. Artwork by Joseph Beuys. Text by Pamela Kort, Christopher Phillips.
Arena is a major but rarely exhibited Beuys work that consists of 100 panels containing several hundred photographs of Beuys, spanning the artist's career from the late 40s to 1972. Realized in 1973, "Arena" attains a monumental scale and the sort of grand design appropriate to an artistic summa; as such, the project amounts to a broad portrait of Beuys' artistic persona. It is here documented for the first time.