Sils. Gerhard Richter.

Sils. Edited by Hans-Ulrich Obrist with a text by Peter André Bloch

New York: Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. 2002. 2nd Edition. 12mo, publisher's dark green cloth, spine and upper board stamped in white, original pictorial dust jacket.

Series of overpainted color photos of mountainscapes surrounding Sils, in the Swiss Alps, by German artist Richter. "The photographic landscapes appear to be wrong due to the superimposition of paint...Photography's pretense of claiming reality is relativized...Splashes of paint present just as much 'reality' as the base on which they appear" (from the preface by Swiss critic and curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist). With an essay by Peter André Bloch of the Nietzsche-Haus, Sils Maria, where the photos were first exhibited in 1992 (the catalog for which comprises the first edition of the present work). Text in English, German and French (English translations by Joy Fischer). Light soiling to unclipped dust jacket. Fine. Item #60


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