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Arnulf Rainer : Neue Fotoarbeiten / New Photographs

Rainer, Arnulf / Fleck, Robert / Middendorff, Kai - Editor

Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2006
ISBN 10: 3775717358 / ISBN 13: 9783775717359
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Title: Arnulf Rainer : Neue Fotoarbeiten / New ...

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Boards

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition


135 pp. 60 plates (5 in b&w). Introduction by Robert Fleck. Exhibition history. Bilingual German / English texts. Photography by Austrian artist Arnulf Rainer. Black paper covered boards. As new in publisher's original shrinkwrap with no apparent wear or damage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005645

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Synopsis: Arnulf Rainer, born in 1929 in Baden, near Vienna, is one of the most important European artists to have emerged after 1945. He is best known for his gestural style and overpaintings of works of his own and others, including some photographs, but for the past three years, Rainer has been taking photographs of his own. Arnulf Rainer: Photographs is the first publication to present these little-known works, all 79 that exist to date. Instead of "depicting" something, each photograph--or each "non-photo full of question marks"--presents riddles. Set up like paintings, but created using "estranged photographic means," as Robert Fleck has written, these are formal references to Rainer's abstract painting: by blurring areas of the image, using indeterminate spatial coordinates, and partially covering the aperture, Rainer creates photographs that seem unintentional and autonomous, and then superimposes them with his trademark iconoclastic gestures.

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