The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

Daniel Spoerri

Waschbretter, Waschrumpeln, Waschrubbeln, Wash Board
Daniel Spoerri first became famous for his “snare pictures”, made by attaching – “snaring” – objects found at random to whatever they happened to be lying on at the time. This gave rise to wall-mounted “pictures” of set tables and the contents of drawers.
A master of the art of assemblage, Spoerri has always been fascinated by collecting. In his new series presented here, old wash boards are made to serve as a ground for all sorts of found objects and collectibles. The bones, teeth, feathers and parts of dolls and figures at first arouse our deepest, most instinctive fears, yet the tongue-in-cheek tales that Spoerri tells with them provide a second level of appreciation: that of comic relief.

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"Daniel Spoerri"

ISBN 978-3-86678-838-1

17,00 x 24,00 cm

80 Pages

47 colored and 3 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English

Thomas Levy
Text by
Daniel Spoerri
Design by
Claas Möller,, Hamburg
Exhibition: „Daniel Spoerri. Waschrumpel“, 30.4. – 12.7.2013,  LEVY Galerie Hamburg

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