Over the centuries, fashions in the art market have been manifest in diverse forms. The book brings together works from the 16th century until today and sheds light for the first time on the broad field that interconnects art and buying.

Anne Chu

Animula Vagula Blandula
U.S. artist Anne Chu is interested primarily in historical themes in her paintings and sculptures, using them to instigate a dialogue between Western and Asian cultures. She trawls history and brings it up to date with a contemporary reception, borrowing floating “putti”, made of glazed porcelain, from Roman frescoes, for example. A life-size torso made of nickel silver is based on a Roman sculpture and brings to mind the mortality of humans. Coloured drawings complement the sculptural ensemble in both form and content. The result is a thought-provoking Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art), which oscillates relentlessly between the present and the historical past.

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"Anne Chu"

January 2013

ISBN 978-3-86678-809-1

22,00 x 30,00 cm

120 Pages

74 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English


Martin Hentschel

Paul Bloodgood, Cornelia Butler, Martin Hentschel, Oliver Karlin, Ingrid Schaffner

graphic design
Harald Richter, Hamburg

Exhibition: „Anne Chu. Animula Vagula Blandulal“, 30.9.2012 – 7.4.2013,  Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Museum Haus Lange