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THOMAS MULLENBACH: ORIGINALE -- EINLADUNGSKARTEN 2005-2013. Edition Patrick Frey, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Ram Publications, Santa Monica. 368 pp. 22 x 15 cm. ISBN 9783905929904 In English.
Publisher's description: Swiss-based German artist Thomas Mullenbach's (b. 1949) series Semi-originals (2005-13) is the point of departure for this substantial monograph on the artist's interpretation of the countless invitations to exhibitions and art events he found in his mailbox every day -- documentary evidence, as it were, of the day-to-day art scene. Transposing this ephemera into watercolor pictures of his own -- from Durer to van Gogh, Giacometti to Dieter Roth, figurative treatments to abstract color compositions -- Mullenbach's watercolors play on their familiarity. Neither forgeries nor copies, Mullenbach's "handmade appropriations" subvert the collective understanding of the sense, purpose and value of the visible and question our understanding of the familiar. Lush and well presented, the simple watercolors are accompanied by each original artist's name discreetly noted on the opposite page. This publication coincides with the upcoming major survey of Mullenbach's work at the Kunsthalle Zurich.
Artist(s):Mullenbach, Thomas
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 173052
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