Adolf Frohner

Malerei. Werkverzeichnis Band 2

The painter, graphic artist, and sculptor Adolf Frohner is one of the most important representatives of the Austrian painting of the twentieth century. He established Viennese Actionism in 1962, along with Hermann Nitsch and Otto Mühl, with the Einmauerungsaktion (walling-in) and the Blutorgel-Manifest (Blood Organ Manifesto). After his actionist beginnings, Frohner turned to painting. Following his large depictions of women in the nineteen-seventies, color came to the fore in his works starting at the beginning of the nineteen-eighties. This resulted in the creation of monumental paintings—triptychs and diptychs.

The catalogue raisonné now provides an overview of Frohner’s painterly oeuvre for the first time and follows his artistic development from the nineteen-fifties to the first decade of the twenty-first century. Frohner’s painting is today once again obtaining increasingly topicality as a result of his socio-critical approach.

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Adolf Frohner

October 2017

ISBN 978-3-7356-0241-1

23 × 28 cm

328 pages

576 colored and 46 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German

Dieter Ronte, Elisabeth Voggeneder for the Adolf Frohner gemeinnützige Privatstiftung

Text by
Florian Steiniger, Dieter Ronte, Elisabeth Voggeneder

Design by
Susi Klocker, Wien