Josef Albers, Formulation: Articulation, 1972, Siebdruck, © The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2011, Foto: Hans Schröder, Courtesy Marta Herford.
Le Corbusier, Poème de l’angle droit, 1955, Lithografie, © FLC / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2011, Foto: Hans Schröder, Courtesy Marta Herford.
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Art Portfolios from the Collection Marzona
May 22-August 21, 2011
At the threshold to the 20th century art began to discover numerous new options for the wider distribution of images. Traditional artisan techniques such as wood engraving, copper engraving and lithography were refined and advanced. They were joined by modern technologies for print and reproduction such as photography and offset, which, thanks to numbering and signature achieved a value almost on a par with the original. Yet not only the individual image gained new forms of expression. Increasingly, artists began to experiment with work series, variations and narratives, often in collaboration with authors. As a result, a wealthy culture of artistic publications emerged, which as original prints in exclusive limited editions and precisely in a highly personal, indeed private handling, develop an extraordinary impact.
With over 40 high-calibre, and occasionally rare portfolios and artist editions the exhibition on the Lippold floor of Marta Herford offers a fascinating tour through the history of art in the last 100 years.
The exhibition includes portfolios from Marc Chagall, André Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst, Gilbert & George, Erich Heckel, Asger Jorn, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Le Corbusier, Franz Marc, Henri Matisse, Meret Oppenheim, Pablo Picasso, Ulrich Rückriem, Antoni Tàpies, Jean Tinguely, Cy Twombly, and more.
Asger Jorn, aus der Mappe: Hommage à Hans Arp, 1968, Lithografie, © Donation Jorn, Silkeborg / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2011, Foto: Hans Schröder, Courtesy Marta Herford.