PUBLISHER
Swiss Institute/Presentation House Gallery/Museum Gegenwartskunst/Bywater Bros

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 14.75 in. / 108 pgs / 54 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2012 p. 68   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780920293850 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $60.00 GBP £40.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Basel, Switzerland
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 01/21/12-04/15/12

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Karlheinz Weinberger: Jeans

Introduction by Gianni Jetzer.

Karlheinz Weinberger: JeansCommencing his career in the 1950s as a self-taught photographer working primarily for the gay underground Zurich club and magazine Der Kreis, Karlheinz Weinberger (1921–2006) took candid shots of lovers, friends and strangers on the street with an overt erotic investment in his subjects. He soon developed a fixation with the working-class youth culture known as the “Halbstark” (or “half strong”). Its members demonstrated their anti-establishment stance with embellished outfits of denim and leather, in an exaggerated and homemade version of the popularized American bad-boy style of the time. In his stark, posed photographs of these young rebels, Weinberger focuses on individual figures, exploring both a personal erotic obsession and the cultural symbolism of blue jeans, whose scarcity in post war Switzerland implied not just a fashion statement but a badge of pride. This publication reproduces a rare portfolio of these works that Weinberger designed himself in the mid-1950s.

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Karlheinz Weinberger: Jeans

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/25/2012

Karlheinz Weinberger: Jeans

Karlheinz Weinberger: Jeans


Below is Swiss Institute curator Gianni Jetzer's introductory essay on cult photographer Karlheinz Weinberger's Jeans portfolio, followed by a selection of images from SI's new book. continue to blog


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