Title: Klaus Born : Malerei
Publisher: Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess AG, Zürich
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Card wraps with Dustjacket
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
124 pp. 74 colour illustrations. Survey of paintings by Klaus Born (b.1945) from 1980-2004. Texts by Bert Siegfried, Guido Magnauagno and Sibylle Omlin. Biography/Exhibition history. Unread retail store copy with clean, unmarked text block. Card wraps with attached dustjacket. Slight wear to tail edges from shelving otherwise in fine condition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008937
The elusive Swiss artist Klaus Born is so protective of his privacy that he has never allowed any of the galleries mounting exhibitions of his work to produce catalogs or comment on his art. Now, Born?s abstract canvases, luminous in their palettes and breathtaking in their violent linearity, can be seen for the first time in print. Klaus Born--Malerei records Born?s life and work of the past twenty-five years with abundant color illustrations and essays by scholars Guido Magnaguagno and Sibylle Omlin.
Born came late to painting in 1972 after years as a teacher and bookseller. Magnaguagno and Omlin trace his career from his first, realistic drawings, brimming with aggressive force, to his later large-scale abstract work, which revolutionized the use of line in painting. In his inimitable ?artist?s books,? also represented here, Born painted over already-printed texts with his signature brushstrokes. This stunning retrospective of Born?s work will be crucial reading for anyone interested in European art and abstract painting.
About the Author:
Guido Magnaguagno is an art historian and director of the Tinguely Museum in Basel, Switzerland.
Sibylle Omlin is an art critic, curator, lecturer, and head of the Department of Visual and Media Art at the University of Art and Design in Basel, Switzerland.
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