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. / 200 pp / 300 color
Retail Price: $70.00
Made in Germany Drei (Three)
Kestner Gesellschaft, Kunstverein Hanover & Sprengel Museum Hanover (Eds.)
Blending young emerging artists and collectives with past and noted artists, the three-institution exhibition and its accompanying catalog, Production, engages different perspectives on the topic of production. Occurring every five years and now in its third reincarnation, the exhibitions in Kestner Gesellschaft, Kunstverein Hanover and Sprengel Museum Hanover (June 2017) focuses on the diversity of artist’s production within Germany and the question of how geographic, political and institutional structures and new technologies influence artists and their process. In addition to 22 artists, groups and collectives, 20 contributors from a diverse group of professionals tackle this expansive project. Artists range from video installation artist and theorist Hito Steyrl to the “female only” performance collective IMPURE FICTION to Thoma Ruff, and contributors cross generations from established Switzerland-based curator and writer Tenzing Barshee to young independent curator Jana Franze. With 380 pages and 180 color images, this voluminous catalog is a smart and informative snapshot into 21st-century art-making ideas.
English & German / Softcover
8 ½ x 11 in. / 272 pp / 180 color
Retail Price: $48.00
KESTNER GESELLSCHAFT, HANOVER
KUNSTVEREIN HANOVER, GERMANY