Coffee / Newspaper / Cigarettes
Matthia Löbke (Ed.)
German sculptor, object artist and draftsman Olaf Metzel aims at a direct encounter with the viewer and his social, urban and sociopolitical environment. In this extensively illustrated catalog, Metzel gathers together his latest group of works, Zeitungsarbeiten (Newspaper Works). Huge piles of aluminum plates, folded, bent and crumpled like discarded newspapers, are juxtaposed with soft white newspaper pages, seemingly frozen among the sharp, bulky metal. Viewers stand spellbound before work on the life and death of Amy Winehouse, inasmuch as the sculpture provides a direct and simple illustration of the hopelessness and anger imprinted on her life. Metzel has provoked extreme reactions since he first came to wide notice in 1987, and he continues to walk the line between historically-influenced fine art and pointed social criticism. Included are texts by Peter Richter, Bodo Fründt and Patrick Lambert.
Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 8 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches
144 pp / 100 color
Retail Price: $45.00