Franz Gertsch: The Seventies (Hardcover)

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By Franz Gertsch, Franz Gertsch (Artist), Angelika Affentranger-Kirchrath (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Key works and archival documents from the fabled Swiss hyperrealist's early career

In 1969, Franz Gertsch (born 1930) painted Huaa... , depicting a man on horseback, wildly galloping, which was base on a film still found in a magazine. Photographs have formed the basis for his work ever since. Generally produced by Gertsch himself, and included in this new survey of his early career, these photographs range from snapshots of the young Gertsch family, pictures from a trip to the South of France, photos of his encounters with Luciano Castelli and his dazzling circle of friends, and portraits of Patti Smith.

Published in the year of the artist's 90th birthday, Franz Gertsch: The Seventies presents a selection of key works from the 1970s, reproduced both in full and with details at original size. Zeroing in on these almost abstract-looking details reveals the vibrant virtuosity of the paintings and their shimmering surfaces.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783775748094
ISBN-10: 3775748091
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Publication Date: December 15th, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English