In the second book from EPF on Zürich-based photographer and graphic artist Walter Pfeiffer (b. 1946), the artist’s little-known drawings, long overshadowed by his commercial and homoerotic photographic works, have finally come to light. Pfeiffer’s large-scale hyperrealistic pencil drawings from the 1970s served as points of departure and working models for many of his photographs and eventually gave rise to his legendary posters for the Zürich Filmpodium, magazine illustrations and commissioned portraits. Originally trained as a draftsman, Pfeiffer used China ink, colored pencil and watercolor to draw beautiful boys, women friends, still lifes and flowers in the 1980s and ’90s. Characterized by a cheerful, wakeful sensuality, the drawings alternate between graphic reduction and rich ornamentation. Drawings follows Pfeiffer’s encyclopedic publication, Welcome Aboard – Photographs 1980–2000 (EPF, 2001). His work can be found in the collections of Kunsthaus Zürich, Fotomuseum Winterthur and Bundeskunstsammlung Bern, the Windsor Collection and Sir Elton John Photography Collection, among others.
9 ¾ x 12 ½ in. / 492 pp / 380 color
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