Publisher: Düsseldorf: Richter Verlag, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 105098
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine gray silk cloth-covered boards with title blind-stamped on cover and stamped in black on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Thomas Florschuetz. Essays (in German and English) by Hubertus von Amelunxen, Eugen Blume and Jhim Lamoree. Includes a list of plates, biography, selected exhibition history and a selected bibliography. Designed by Thomas Florschuetz and Klaus-W. Richter. 92 pp. (including 2 two-page gatefolds), with 34 four-color plates finely printed in Germany by Druckerei Heinrich Winterscheidt GmbH, Düsseldorf. 13 x 9-1/8 inches. Published on the occasion of a 2001-2002 exhibition at the Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, and the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
From the essay by Hubertus von Amelunxen: "Be it in transluscent layers or softly coloured superimpositions, asserting themselves as individuals or as conspiratorial gathering, the orchids meet our gaze in a wealth of gestures and curtsey in ever new shapes. They are in motion, distant, unattainable even in close-up, and at second glance, at the latest, we detect a certain unrest, a violence that causes us to presume these particular Blumenstücke to be in the Chinese 'Jardin des supplices' of an Octave Mirbeau rather than the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. The photographs are entitled 'Ricochet - Blumenstücke,' a title that demands to be read closely, both for the literary-scenic significance of the term Blumenstücke (flower parts / plays), which from Jean Paul to Beckett conveys the sense of artificial completion, an anecdotal character, and for the initially opposite meaning of the term ricochet, which links poetics and ballistics."