Neo Rauch

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"Following upon Neo Rauch's 2007 exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, this exquisite catalogue presents new work by the artist, as seen in his fourth solo exhibition at David Zwirner gallery in the spring of 2008. (The New York Times' Karen Rosenberg deemed the new work "more of a Fellini film than a costume drama," by comparison.)" "One of his generation's most influential painters, Rauch continues the rich tradition of Leipzig figurative painting. Transforming typical industrious scenes into veritable dreamscapes, he
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Overview

"Following upon Neo Rauch's 2007 exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, this exquisite catalogue presents new work by the artist, as seen in his fourth solo exhibition at David Zwirner gallery in the spring of 2008. (The New York Times' Karen Rosenberg deemed the new work "more of a Fellini film than a costume drama," by comparison.)" "One of his generation's most influential painters, Rauch continues the rich tradition of Leipzig figurative painting. Transforming typical industrious scenes into veritable dreamscapes, he transports viewers to a deeply personal and enigmatically symbolic universe. Rauch does not rely on existing imagery or models for his paintings, and while some begin as tiny sketches, he works his imagined scenes directly onto the canvas. He likens his process to reading a novel, with the paintings unfolding as surprisingly for their maker as for any viewer." Springing from dreams and shaped by experience both past and present, Rauch's instinctive imagery and automatic approach exceed straightforward Surrealist concerns and restrictive artistic practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783836535632
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/30/2013
  • Edition description: Multilingu
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 826,616
  • Product dimensions: 10.31 (w) x 13.39 (h) x 1.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Hans Werner Holzwarth is a book designer and editor based in Berlin, with numerous publications mainly on contemporary art and photography. For TASCHEN he has edited, among other titles, Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool, Albert Oehlen and Neo Rauch.

Wolfgang Büscher has written several books, among them the bestsellers Berlin–Moskau: Eine Reise zu Fuß (2003), Asian Absences (2008), and Hartland (2011).

Harald Kunde is director of the Museum Kurhaus Kleve, having previously been director of the Ludwig Forum for International Art in Aachen and the Kunsthaus Dresden. He has worked on numerous exhibitions and publications with contemporary artists, including Atelier van Lieshout, Sophie Calle, Chuck Close, Franz Gertsch, Barbara Kruger, Dan Perjovschi, Neo Rauch, Roman Signer, and Erwin Wurm.

Gary Tinterow is the newly named director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. During his 27-year tenure at the Metropolitan Museum in New York he organized dozens of exhibitions on European painters of the last two centuries, from Ingres and Gericault to Picasso and Matisse. In 2007 he organized Neo Rauch: Para.

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