On November 23, 2018, the famous Düsseldorf gallery owner Alfred Schmela would have celebrated his hundredth birthday. To mark this occasion, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is organizing an exhibition that shows the wide-ranging network of this “pioneer of the avant-garde.”

Struck by Pictures


The publication “Bildgewitter” presents a work by each of 115 well-known contemporary artists. The work was presented to the collector Thomas Rusche on his 50th Birthday In two hand-bound books. This extraordinary book is supplemented by an art-historical text by Mark Gisbourne, a literary text by the writer Clemens Meyer and the journalist Harald Wieser’s speech marking the celebration.

Christian  Achenbach, Tilo Baumgärtel, Heiner Binding, Norbert Bisky, Martin Eder, Paule Hammer, Leiko Ikemura, Alicja Kwade, Jonathan Meese, Justine Otto, Moritz Schleime, Alex Tennigkeit, Uwe & Gert Tobias et al.


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"Struck by Pictures"

January 2014

ISBN 978-3-86678-912-8

17,20 x 22,00 cm

300 Pages

114 colored and 2 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English


Mark Gisbourne, Clemens Meyer, Harald Wieser
Mark Gisbourne, Michaela Kühn, Clemens Meyer, Harald Wieser

graphic design
Maria Magdalena Koehn, Berlin