Robert Indiana (*1928) has created some of the world’s most immediately recognizable works of art. Filled with intensely personal combinations of universal symbols—numbers and letters, stars and wheels—they are most readily associated with the Pop art movement.

Heroes of today

Berlin is poor, dirty, particularly cheap – and charming. Reason enough for the seven artists featured in this catalogue to spend at least some of their time here. Something else that they have in common is that they are all young, beautiful and grew up in conditions that would be hard to rebel against, accustomed to mobility, flexibility, consumption and individualism, educated, skilled, critical.
Each of them has developed their own artistic language, resulting in works of indistinct introspection, general panoramic views of a society that archives and organises, prosaic snapshots of rainbow-coloured nervous and mental diseases, images portraying the evils of consumption, dripping with paint and gelatine, eerie or faceless figures who dance to a seemingly universally understood ritual. Nothing less than the perception of reality is negotiated at all times.

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"Heroes of today"

November 2009

ISBN 978-3-86678-367-6

20,00 x 26,00 cm

48 Pages

21 colored and 9 b/w illustrations

Softcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: Chinese (Simplified), German, English

Robert Muntean und Bianca Regl

Robert Muntean und Bianca Regl
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of a group exhibition af the artists in January 2010, Red Gate Gallery Studios, Bejing.