Esther Schlicht, Roland Wetzel & Max Hollein (Eds.)
During the 1940s and 1950s, the Affichistes appeared in Paris with a new and revolutionary artistic format: the tearing down of posters. In the resulting looted random images, they created a radical contradiction to the dominant abstract painting of the postwar period. This catalog, accompanying the exhibition by Museum Tinguely and the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, provides a comprehensive look at activities spanning two decades (1948–68) by an important postwar avant-garde in France including artists Raymond Hains, Jacques Villeglé, François Dufrêne, Mimmo Rotella, and Wolf Vostell. Highlighting their backgrounds in decollage, action and happening, this handsome oversized book allows for beautiful reproductions of their complex collaged works, which appear still fresh and radiant today. A full chronology and timeline of the movement is included in the back along with interviews or writings about the artists by curators Esther Schlicht and Roland Wetzel plus Bernard Blistene, Fritz Emslander, Didier Semin and Dominique Stella.
Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 9 3/4 x 12 inches
280 pp / 30 b&w and 140 color
Retail Price: $72.00
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