PALMS. Visions of the good life. A dream, a hope, an escape from everyday life. With candles and ashtrays in the shape of palms or a glitter palm in an ice-cream sundae, we take a bit of it home—an admission that we dream a dream of great happiness, combined with a genial petty bourgeois mentality.

Motor Blues

Fotografien aus der Schenkung Autowerke der BMW Group
This book presents the collection “AutoWerke” -- donated by the BMW Group to the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts –- a significant collection of international photography.
This work was commissioned to investigate the theme of the mobile society, here, famous artists like Thomas Demand, Rineke Dijkstra, Candida Höfer, Thomas Struth and Wolfgang Tillmans deliberate in their works on the themes of automobiles, design, production processes and locations, speed and the mobile society. The provide revealingand very personal views of an (auto)mobile society.

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"Motor Blues"

January 2006

ISBN 978-3-938025-41-3

24,50 x 29,50 cm

296 Pages

Softcover with flaps, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

Hans-Werner Schmidt,

Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig

Stefan Krause, Hans-Werner Schmidt
and Barbara Hentschel
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition “Motor Blues. Fotografien aus der Schenkung Autowerke der BMW Group“, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, 2005.