Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2006. 1st Edition. Large folio, publisher's black paper-covered boards, spine and upper board stamped in black.
Study of the black paintings of Robert Rauschenberg, Ad Reinhardt, Frank Stella and Mark Rothko, published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Haus der Kunst, Munich (September 15, 2006 - January 14, 2007). Exhibition curator Rosenthal looks closely at the personal circumstances of each artist, as well as at historical antecedents of the use of the color black in art and literature. 82 color plates; with a foreword by Haus der Kunst director Chris Dercon, artist biographies and a bibliography. A beautiful production. Light scuffing to lower board. Near fine. Item #102