Edited by Hans-Werner Schmidt & Bernhart Schwenk (ed.):. Neo Rauch. ENGLISH VERSION. Hatje Cantz, 2010. Very heavy large hardcover in faux leather gilt and decorated, complete with obi. 332 pp., 155 ills. Excellent clean copy
First edition, English version
NB: extra with this copy ENCLOSED is 2 x German RollingStone Mags with (differing) Neo Rauch covers (see photos), Number 87, Mai 2010.
Catalog of the exhibition “Neo Rauch Begleiter”, held at the Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, April 18-August 15, 2010; and Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, April 20-August 15, 2010. “The thorough and rather opulent monograph featuring Neo Rauch’s most significant works in celebration of the artist’s fiftieth birthday – including the most recent works, never published before. Designed as a turn-around book with two front covers: one for each of the venues of this two-part exhibition in Munich and Leipzig. Among the ranks of today’s contemporary painters in Germany, Neo Rauch has attained a unique position: his oeuvre has achieved wide recognition around the world, and the most important museums and collectors endeavor to acquire his paintings. To celebrate Rauch’s fiftieth birthday, an extensive retrospective will be shown in Leipzig and Munich simultaneously, each one featuring works dating from 1982 to early 2010. In the accompanying monograph long-time colleagues and companions provide highly individual descriptions of their experiences with Rauch’s paintings. They include fellow artists Luc Tuymans, Jonathan Meese, and Michaël Borremans. Art critics and historians such as Rudij Bergmann and Werner Hofmann, and museum directors, such as Markus Brüderlin and many others, interpret selected works of their choice in brief essays. An erudite text by Bernhart Schwenk provides an art-historical perspective on the artist’s entire body of work, while Uwe Tellkamp’s exclusive essay and a series of photos of Neo Rauch’s studio by Timm Rautert complete this comprehensive publication.” Fine graphic design by Maria Magdalena Koehn