Wahrheit ist Arbeit [Truth is Work]
  • artists' book
  • wrappers with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 27.8 x 20.8 cm.
  • 160 pp.
  • edition size 2000
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Wahrheit ist Arbeit [Truth is Work]

Werner Büttner, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen, Zdenek Felix

Wahrheit ist Arbeit [Truth is Work]


Artist's book / exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show three-man show held February 4 - March 11, 1984. Introduction by Zdenek Felix. Includes reproductions of works and co-authored texts by the three artists, on the themes of home, state, women, mother, dead, mother and museums. Scattered throughout these texts and images are works by other artists, illustrations of people in the public eye and texts by other authors, exhibition checklist and biographies of the artists. Texts in German.


No. 226 in "Die Bücher der Künstler : Publikationen und Editionen seit den sechziger Jahren in Deutschland" by Michael Glasmeier. London / Frankfurt, United Kingdom / German : Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, 1994, pp. 108, 215.
No. 20 in "Annotated Catalogue Raisonné of the Books by Martin Kippenberger : 1977 - 1997" by Uwe Koch, Diedrich Diederichsen, Robert Ohrt. New York / Köln, NY / Germany : Distributed Art Publishers / Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2003, pp. 81 - 82.
Essen, Germany: Museum Folkwang,
Condition:  Fair / Very Good. Covers lightly worn with 2.5 x 7.5 cm. area of light skinning and glue residue from removed sticker. Contents clean and unmarked. See image for condition.
[Object # 7889]