Apothekerman Michael Krebber

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2000, 80 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21.6 × 27 cm, German / English

Price: €35

With texts by Merlin Carpenter, Fritz Heubach und Mayo Thompson.

Having had a major influence on the art scene in Cologne during the 80’s and 90’s and ever since, Michael Krebber has a conceptual approach to painting that he explores beyond all pictorial conventions. His practice is marked by ambivalence, subversion, intransigence, and a feigned body language. (press release, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux)

#2000 #michaelkrebber #waltherkönig
Außerirdische Zwitterwesen / Alien Hybrid Creatures Michael Krebber

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2005, 180 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.5 × 21 cm, German / English

Price: €90

Außerirdische Zwitterwesen / Alien Hybrid Creatures is a book by Michael Krebber, published on the occasion of a seminar to which the artist had been invited at the Institute for Art History at the University of Cologne in 2003. Beside an introductory text by Michael Krebber and numerous reproductions the publication contains a list of book recommendations on the theme of Dandyism compiled by Oswald Wiener.

#2005 #michaelkrebber #waltherkönig
WORPSWEDER LANDSCHAFT: MODELLBUCH PROTOTYPE COMPROMISED Christopher Williams

Published by Walther Konig, Köln, 2018, 72 pages (1 colour ill.), 9.6 × 14.8 cm, English / German

Price: €7

This book, in the tradition of the famous Reclam book series, documents Christopher Williams’ contribution to the exhibition “We Call It Ludwig. The Museum Is Turning 40!” With a text by Christopher Williams. #christopherwilliams #ludwigmuseum

#2018 #christopherwilliams #museumludwig #waltherkönig
SECESSION Christopher Williams

Published by Walther Konig, Köln, 2005/06, 96 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 29.5 cm, English / German

Price: €45

Christopher Williams precise photographs retain in a paradoxical way what is in the process of vanishing. His photographs, influenced by the advertising aesthetics of the 1960s or 70s tend to become as anachronistic as their motifs. Published as the second volume of the De Rijke / De Rooij catalogue on the occasion of their exhibition at the Vienna Secession, the two volumes are, however, independently conceptualized artist`s books.

#2005 #2006 #christopherwilliams #secession #waltherkönig
Horses Yng­ve Ho­len

Published by Walther Konig, Köln, 2018, 48 pages (colour ill.), clothbound hard cover, 22 × 33 cm, English / German

Price: €25 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Yng­ve Ho­len Horses, 1 September – 16 September 2018, Kunsthalle Düssseldorf

The star­ting point of the se­ries Ro­se Pain­ting is the rims of fi­ve dif­fe­rent SUV mo­dels. Their iso­la­ted cores we­re 3D scan­ned, sca­led to a dia­me­ter of two me­ters, and mil­led in cross-la­mi­na­ted tim­ber. The shift in si­ze and chan­ge of ma­te­ri­als, from alu­mi­num to wood, makes the works re­call the wa­gon wheels of his­to­ri­cal hor­se-drawn car­ria­ges or sta­ge­coa­ches. In their de­li­be­ra­te non-func­tio­na­li­ty, they par­ti­cu­lar­ly em­pha­si­ze the or­na­men­tal qua­li­ty and point to an en­t­i­re spec­trum of con­cen­tri­cal­ly de­si­gned ele­ments, from the ro­se pain­ting style to the Go­t­hic ro­se win­dow.

To­ge­ther wi­th the Ja­pa­ne­se pho­to­gra­pher Sa­to­shi Fu­ji­wa­ra (*1984 in Ko­be, Ja­pan, li­ves and works in Ber­lin), Ho­len has pro­du­ced an ar­tist’s book for the ex­hi­bi­ti­on. In it, Ho­len and Fu­ji­wa­ra, who is known for his ex­tre­me clo­seups and sen­si­ti­vi­ty to struc­tu­res, com­bi­ne their in­te­rest in sur­faces and ap­pearan­ces.

#2018 #kunsthalledüsseldorf #waltherkönig #yng­veho­len
Documenting Cadere, 1972-1978 Lynda Morris

Published by Walther Konig, Köln, 2013, 172 pages (b/w ill.), 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €22 (Out of stock)

Documenting Cadere, 1972 – 1978 is curated by Lynda Morris and draws on her personal archive and the archives of the Herbert Collection, Ghent, Massimo Minini, Brescia and Barry Barker, London.

André Cadere belonged to a generation of European artists who contested the art object and institutional framework of the art world in which they operated. Best known for carrying his Barres de Bois Rond – Round Bars of Wood – wherever he went. His appearances at the most important private views of contemporary art across Europe became legendary. With his round bar of wood in hand he would intervene in a provocative way on other artists’ exhibitions in galleries and museums.

The publication contains new translations of lectures given by Cadere; an interview with the artist conducted by Morris in 1976; plus new essays by Morris, and two other figures who worked closely with Cadere, British curator Barry Barker and Italian gallerist Massimo Minini. You can see Lynda Morris talking about Cadere here.

#2013 #andrécadere #lyndamorris #waltherkönig