Franz Erhard Walther
Drawing on paper
30 × 42 cm
Unique drawing in a series of 10 variations, signed by the artist
This drawing comes with a copy of Franz Erhard Walther's publication MENSCHHEITSDÄMMERUNG
about this work
This edition is part of Salon Verlag’s Ex Libris Series, for which they invite an artist to reprint their ‘favourite’ book. Each re-printed book comes with a special artist designed cover or dust jacket. These publications cover various disciplines – including medicine, physics, literature, philosophy, travel, art history and urban planning – and provide insight into the creative backgrounds of the invited artist. Of every book, Salon Verlag makes a limited collector’s edition that comes with limited edition print or unique artwork.
about Franz Erhard Walther
Franz Erhard Walther is a pivotal figure in postwar German art history, embodying both correspondences and departures from the American tradition and the milestone of 1960s Minimalism. His sculptural work, like that of Donald Judd and Robert Morris, often sought to engage viewer perception as well as the forms of exhibition and storage that framed it – concerns that have proven to be of increasing significance for contemporary art in recent years. Drawing, though, has always been a primary way in which the artist has articulated his unique perspective on the artwork, viewership, and their performative dimensions. As was evident in the photographic series Versuch, eine Skulptur zu sein (1958), which was included in the artist’s solo exhibition at ZKM, Karlsruhe, this year, his own body and the way in which it is conceived of by viewers has also been a significant site for this investigation.
(courtesy of Texte Zur Kunst)