Werner Koch

Retrospective 1956–2012

Werner Koch’s works are based on newspapers and images that have been seen before. He links both these elements with drawings that settle across the painted background, condensing them into a collage-like painting. Initial, subjective shorthand notes are developed further in the artist’s studio. Werner Koch always works in series whose titles refer to the place that has inspired them. His home in the legendary Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan was important to him for many years. In addition to his paintings, this versatile artist also includes installations and performances among his means of expression. This comprehensive catalogue is published on the occasion of his 75th birthday.
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Werner Koch

ISBN 978-3-86678-683-7

23,00 × 30,00 cm

240 pages

588 colored and 18 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust jacket, without Schuber

Languages: German, English

by Ursula Blanchebarbe Siegerlandmuseum im Oberen Schloss, Siegerlandmuseum, Siegen authors Johann Baleka, Ursula Blanchebarbe, Margrit Brehm, Richard Peter, Philipp Reichling, Lothar Romain, Michael Stoeber and Wibke von Bonin graphic design Klaus-Peter Plehn, Kerber Verlag

Exhibition „Werner Koch – Eine Retrospektive“, 2012, Siegerlandmuseum, Siegen; Galerie im Stammelbach-Speicher, Hildesheim; Emschertal-Museum, Herne; Internationales Zeitungsmuseum Aachen; Fritz-Winter-Haus, Ahlen; Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich; Galerie im Fritz-Winter-Atelier, Dieessen; Frank Pages Art Galerie, Baden-Baden; Galerie im Unteren Schloss Pähl; Schloss Corvey, Höxter