by the artist Claus Richter
Hello and welcome to the “Richter Collection”, the new column in the artblogcologne. I came to Cologne about four years ago, and in an exorbitantly large coach I brought with me one hundred and seventy-three trunks with silver clasps, filled with old books, toys and other delightful artifacts. A seven-and-a-half-tonner, as one might say. As this has grown over the past four years by probably another two tons, it weiterlesen
Zentralarchiv des Internationalen Kunsthandels on Its Holdings: Günter Herzog on a Legendary Art Dealer
During the 1960s and 1970s, Galerie Heiner Friedrich played an extraordinarily important role for the development, the reputation, and the international orientation of the West German art world, but for Heiner Friedrich it was only the first step along a path towards a life-relationship with art that seeks its equal in probably every way.
It all began at a Carnival weiterlesen
An essay on the exhibition “CO-MIX: Art Spiegelman” at Museum Ludwig, until January 6, 2013. By Oliver Tepel
Do you recognize it? A black silhouette, like a comma rotated 90°, a concave ellipsis, three quarters finished, then with an opening forming a small semi-circle towards the top, where the shape closes in a horizontal straight line. It could be a stylized little hedgehog, and indeed, there are small, regular lines framing it weiterlesen