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Paul Thek

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Paul Thek: Tales the Tortoise Taught Us
WALTHER KöNIG

Pbk, 7 x 9.5 in. / 156 pgs / 80 color / 56 bw. | 8/31/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9783865606174 | $45.00



Paul Thek in Process
JRP|RINGIER

Pbk, 6.25 x 9 in. / 160 pgs / 100 bw. | 1/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9783037642535 | $29.95



Paul Thek: From Cross to Crib
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Slip, 6.75 x 11 in. / 180 pgs / 120 bw. | 4/30/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783863353353 | $45.00



Paul Thek: From Cross to CribPaul Thek: From Cross to Crib

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Text by Marietta Franke, Bernd Kirtz, Franz Deckwitz, Michael Krajewski, Raimund Stecker, Reinhard Voigt. Interview by Edwin Klein.

This publication documents a little-known temporary artwork. In the winter of 1973/74, Paul Thek (1933–1988) was a guest of the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, where he installed the room-filling environment "Ark, Pyramid – Christmas" ("The Manger")--a development of the legendary "Pyramid" installation realized at Documenta 5 in 1972. This exhibition, organized by the director of the museum at the time, Siegfried Salzmann, was the fourth in Thek’s large-scale projects in Europe, all of which engaged with individualized religious symbols (or what Harald Szeemann termed "Individual Mythologies"). The Christmas season provided Thek with the occasion to present, for the first time, a self-written theater piece in the form of a nativity play featuring children from Duisburg. This book reproduces the museum’s archival materials, offering a reconstruction of the exhibition. It includes an interview with Edwin Klein, who assisted with Thek’s installation.

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WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

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Paul Thek in ProcessPaul Thek in Process

Published by JRP|Ringier.
Edited and text by Susanne Neubauer.

In 1971, Harald Szeemann invited the American sculptor and installation pioneer Paul Thek to contribute to Documenta 5. Szeemann had named one section of the Documenta “Individual Mythologies,” describing a new kind of art structured around a mythology invented by individual artists, rather than by a culture. Thek’s contribution--the now legendary “Pyramid” installation--came to be seen as the supreme example of Individual Mythology, and is one of Thek’s best known works (Documenta 5 is likewise among the most famous of all Documentas to date). Paul Thek in Process stems from an unrealized publication that Thek had hoped to produce for Documenta 5, which would enlarge upon the occasion and the mythology of his “Pyramid.” It comprises a trove of previously unpublished photographs recording the installation at Moderna Museet in 1971–72, all of the surviving correspondence between Thek and the museum, work-related ephemera and press coverage of the work.

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JRP|RINGIER

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Paperback, 6.25 x 9 in. / 160 pgs / 100 bw.

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PUB DATE 1/31/2013
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Paul Thek: Tales the Tortoise Taught UsPaul Thek: Tales the Tortoise Taught Us

Published by Walther König.
Text by Margrit Brehm, Roberto Ohrt, Axel Heil.

There are some artists who are never forgotten simply because other artists will constantly cite them as examples. Paul Thek (1933-1988) is one such artist. Revered for his disarming humor and irreverent handling of artworld proprieties, and much lamented for his premature death from AIDS at the age of 55, the likes of Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman, Mike Kelley, John Miller, Paul McCarthy, Kim Gordon and Matthew Barney have all sung his praises. Tales the Tortoise Told Us is a three-part Thek compendium, composed of writing by Margit Brehm, Axel Heil and Roberto Ort (who discuss the artist's ambivalent relationship with his homeland, and Thek's odd place in the Beat and Hippie generation), a large spread of reproductions of Thek works and a chronologically-arranged survey of works from 1963 up to the artist's death in 1988.

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WALTHER KöNIG

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PUB DATE 8/31/2009
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