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Andreas Baier’s brand new «Curriculum Vitae» presenting his outstanding flashlight paintings out now!

10 Feb

Cover «Curriculum Vitae» with an essay by Klaus Honnef
about Andreas Baier’s amazing flashlight paintings

To our most favourite delight, our staff-photographer’s amazing flashlight paintings are pretty much known on the international art market. In the 1990s he caused one stirr after the other; his cibachrome-based vintage prints had been published and exhibited thoughout the world, even as far as «people»-magazine in China and went additionally under the hammer at Sotheby’s – only two years after they were introduced to the market for the very first time.

Art collectors who made the decision adding them to their collections must have felt a bit hard about the idea of reselling them because for the first decade of the new millennium there was a larger break in the public awareness history of Andreas’ flashlight paintings; a gap mostly welcomed by the artist to use this marvellous opportunity to celebrating extended teatime proceedings:

flashlight painting (Blitzlichtgemälde) «Teatime»;
Cibachrome Vintageprint by Andreas Baier

Or realising other projects. Now, however, they are back on stage; are to be seen on art fairs such as the Art|Basel in Switzerland. Honouring this development and since the artist does not exhibit his work anymore, a gorgeously looking and nicely designed booklet has been freshly squeezed and pressed and published and brought to life, which is meant to provide art collectors with a proper insight into Andreas Baier‘s work and informs about the world he mentally still lives in. This catalogue also contains an essay by Prof. Klaus Honnef about Andreas Baier’s flashlight painting technique.

flashlight painting (Blitzlichtgemälde) «Cube Base» –
created on the Outer Hebrides; Cibachrome Vintageprint by Andreas Baier

In total: 72 nicely designed pages, covered in a luxurious hardcover outfit which makes not only the content worth owning it but also its price explicable: € 45,-.

ISBN 978-3-7347-5365-7

Amazon: click.
Sneak preview: here.


Stieglitz Steichen Strand @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1 Feb

«From My Window at An American Place, North» by Alfred Stieglitz, 1931

«From My Window at the Shelton, West» by Alfred Stieglitz, 1931

«J. Pierpont Morgan, Esq.» by Edward Steichen; 1903, printed 1909–10

«George Bernard Shaw» by Edward Steichen, 1907

«Woman and Boy, Tenancingo» by Paul Strand; 1933, printed 1940

«Blind» by Paul Strand; 1916

This exhibition features three giants of photography—Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946), Edward Steichen (American, b. Luxembourg, 1879–1973), and Paul Strand (American, 1890–1976)—whose works are among the Metropolitan’s greatest photographic treasures. The diverse and groundbreaking work of these artists will be revealed through a presentation of approximately 115 photographs, drawn entirely from the collection.

Alfred Stieglitz, a photographer of supreme accomplishment as well as a forceful and influential advocate for photography and modern art through his gallery “291” and his sumptuous journal Camera Work, laid the foundation of the Met’s collection. He donated twenty-two of his own works in 1928—the first photographs to be acquired by the Museum as works of art—and more than six hundred by other photographers, including Steichen and Strand, in later decades. Featured in the exhibition will be portraits, city views, and cloud studies by Stieglitz, as well as numerous images from his composite portrait of Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887–1986), part of a group selected for the collection by O’Keeffe herself.

Stieglitz’s protégé and gallery collaborator Edward Steichen was the most talented exemplar of Photo-Secessionist ideas, with works such as his three large variant prints of The Flatiron and his moonlit photographs of Rodin’s Balzac purposely rivaling the scale, color, and individuality of painting.

By contrast, the final issue of Camera Work (1917) was devoted to the young Paul Strand, whose photographs from 1915–1917 treated three principal themes—movement in the city, abstractions, and street portraits—and pioneered a shift from the soft-focus Pictorialist aesthetic to the straight approach and graphic power of an emerging modernism.

Listen to a sample from the exhibition’s Audio Guide:

Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand
November 10, 2010–April 10, 2011
Galleries for Drawings, Prints, and Photographs, 2nd floor
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028

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