Wechsler, Max. FRANZ WEST: Galerie Eve Presenhuber, 95-15. 224 pages, including 135 color and 9 b&w plates. 4to, boards. Zurich, JRP|Ringier, 2017.
A tribute to the long collaboration between Franz West (1947-2012) and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, this volume offers a comprehensive yet singular overview of the artist's oeuvre. Gathering together extensive documentation and rare archive material on the numerous exhibitions they organized together from 1995 on, the book is introduced by art theorist and friend of the artist Max Wechsler, who followed West's work closely for many years, and whose illuminating foreword begins: "Without doubt, he was an odd bird, a gifted idler, a Vienna man sui generis and eccentric par excellence." This publication underlines the importance of the gallery space as an artistic laboratory, and highlights an unusually creative relationship between an artist and his gallerist.
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