Published by Lars Müller Publishers/Swiss Institute/Karma, New York. Edited with introduction by Simon Castets. Text by Tobia Bezzola, Eva Kenny, Timothy Leary, Dieter Roelstraete.
A leading figure of photorealist painting, Franz Gertsch (born 1930) has created monumental portraits of charismatic youths and meditative depictions of nature in vivid and painstaking detail over the course of a career spanning more than a half-century, which has proved of increasing influence upon subsequent generations.
Polyfocal Allover surveys paintings and woodcut prints from 1970 to 2019, reflecting a vision in which all that lies within the frame is accorded equal value. The essays, interviews and conversations in this publication bring further definition to the lives and landscapes that Gertsch renders with such virtuosic, eerie precision.
Published by Kerber. Edited with text by Roland Mönig. Text by Mona Stocker.
Swiss painter Franz Gertsch (born 1930) has developed his photorealistic style over the last four decades. At the heart of this new monograph are his woodcuts: gigantic, enlarged monochrome images of leaves or flowing water that capture only a fraction of a second through a painstaking printmaking process.
Published by Kerber. Edited by Tobia Bezzola, Sandra Haldi. Preface by Christoph Becker. Text by Jean-Christophe Ammann, Tobia Bezzola, Guido de Werd, Harald Kunde.
This volume takes Franz Gertsch’s new Four Seasons cycle, completed in 2011, as an occasion to look back on his paintings, prints and drawings of the past 30 years. One of Switzerland’s leading contemporary artists, Gertsch is a virtuoso of hyperrealism, as his newest series demonstrates.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Essays by Matthias Frehner, Joachim Jäger, Ulrich Loock, Peter Schneemann, Reinhard Spieler and Samuel Vitali.
Retrospective, the most comprehensive monograph to date on the work of Franz Gertsch, celebrates the painter's 75th birthday. Since Harald Szeemann's legendary Documenta 5 in 1972, Gertsch has been one of the most significant photorealist or hyperrealist painters in the world. As a participant in three Venice Biennales, most recently in 2003, and the subject of solo shows at institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gertsch has received some of the highest honors the art world has to offer. In 2002 the Museum Franz Gertsch opened in Burgdorf, near Bern, Switzerland: it is dedicated to his work--a rare honor for any living artist--and features a wide variety of it. Retrospective collects Gertsch's most important large-format paintings and monumental woodcuts, along with a broad selection of gouaches and watercolors from the late 1960s to the present, and includes a catalogue raisonnª of the paintings.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essay by Paul Tanner.
In the early 1960s, the Swiss-born realist painter Franz Gertsch visited Scotland. Inspired by the flourishing of Abstract Expressionism in Europe, as well as the Scottish landscape, which so readily lent itself to that form of painting--open, verdurous, free--he created the watercolors collected in this volume. This publication is the most comprehensive presentation of all Gertsch's early watercolors in full-page color illustration, and establishes him as an important watercolor painter to be ranked along with Thomas Schttte and Luc Tuymans.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 13 x 9.75 in. / 136 pgs / 54 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/15/2004 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2005 p. 134
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883758206SDNR30 List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00