The Complete Editions Blinky Palermo

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2019, 216 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 17.5 × 24.8 cm, English / German

Price: €35

Blinky Palermo, is known for his large fabric and metal pictures as well as his objects and installations. Less well known, yet no less interesting, are the works he created in editions: screen prints and offset prints, lithographs, objects, and a template for painting. In their entirety, these works not only reflect Palermo’s development from the 1960s to his early death in 1977, but also show how the artist deliberately expanded his work with the possibilities of technical reproduction. Thanks to a donation from the Cologne collector Ulrich Reininghaus, in 2018 a complete set of Palermo’s editions became part of the Museum Ludwig’s collection. After having been subject to an in-depth scholarly research, they will now be presented in an exhibition for the first time. This exhibition catalogue also includes an updated version of Fred Jahn’s out-of-print catalogue raisonné from 1983.

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Der Spiegel 1989-1991 Isa Genzken

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2003, 248 pages (b/w ill.), 30.5 × 21.5 cm, English

Price: €55

Isa Genzken’s Der Spiegel 1989-1991 consists of 121 reproductions of black-and-white photographs cut out of the influential German newsweekly Der Spiegel over a period of three years. The images are presented starkly, bereft of photo credits or captions: having been freed from their usual meaning-giving context, the images assume a mystery and free-floating universality as the viewer unconsciously struggles to recall the specificity of the sensational news story and headline to which they were once attached. The book is produced in a limited edition of 700 numbered copies.

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The Music of Color Sam Gilliam

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2018, 192 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 30.5 cm, English

Price: €80

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition The Music of Color, Sam Gilliam, 1967-1973, June 9 – September 30, 2018, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel. Texts by Sam Gilliam, Jonathan P. Binstock, Lynette Yiadiom Boakye, Larne Abse Gogarty, Josef Helfenstein, Rashid Johnson and Rafael Squirru

Sam Gilliam emerged from the Washington, D.C. scene in the mid 1960s with works that elaborated upon and disrupted the ethos of Color School painting. A series of formal breakthroughs would soon result in his canonical Drape paintings, which expanded upon the tenets of Abstract Expressionism in entirely new ways by suspending stretcherless lengths of painted canvas from the walls or ceilings of exhibition spaces. For an African-American artist in the nation’s capital at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, this was not merely an aesthetic proposition; it was a way of defining art’s role in a society undergoing dramatic change.

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Inklusive Franz Xaver Kroetz 1971 Christopher Williams

Published by Walther König, Köln, 2020, 42 pages (b/w ill.), 15 × 23 cm, English / German

Price: €14

As part of his practice as an artist and professor Christopher Williams’ art is founded in historical research, and the manifestations of realism in relationship to theatrical, cinematic, and photographic production from the late 60s and early 70s in Germany. Thus he inevitably came across the plays of legendary German author Franz Xaver Kroetz, this first English language translation of his play Inklusive (1971) is the product of his curiosity. Inklusive consists of seven scenes of tightly scripted dialogue of a West German couple on a prepaid all-inclusive vacation package in Italy. It is the 2nd part of a new series of books edited, designed and produced by Christopher Williams.

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The Sun Does Not Move Chapter 35 R.H. Quaytman

Published by Walther König, Köln, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Fundação Serralves, Porto 2020, 284 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16 × 25 cm, English / Polish

Price: €38

Produced on the occasion of R. H. Quaytman. The Sun Does Not Move. Chapter 35, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, a kind of conceptual retrospective, where the artist has re-read earlier Chapters of the constantly developed project, and returned to its origins closely related to Lodz and the works by Katarzyna Kobro and Wladyslaw Strzeminski. Apart from precisely selected works from earlier chapters, the exhibition has presented new paintings in which R.H. Quaytman continues her dialogue with the work of Polish artists and explores other aspects of her personal relationship with the Lodz museum.

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Dovetail Kasper Bosmans

Published by Walther König, Köln & Wiels, Brussels, 2020, 268 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 21 × 28 cm, English

Price: €30

Dovetail offers the first monographic overview of Kasper Bosmans’ oeuvre to date. The book is richly illustrated with photographs of individual works and exhibition views, including a collaboration with artist Marina Pinsky. With texts from Piero Bisello, Phillip Van den Bossche, Martin Germann, Zoë Gray & Julia Mullié.

Designed by Nerijus Rimkus.

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