Paul Thek : Tales the Tortoise Taught Us
  • monograph
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 24 x 16.8 cm.
  • 156 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9783865606174

Paul Thek : Tales the Tortoise Taught Us

[English Edition]

Paul Thek, Margrit Brehm, Axel Heil, Roberto Ohrt

Paul Thek : Tales the Tortoise Taught Us


Compendium of writing on the life and work of Paul Thek by Margrit Brehm, Axel Heil, and Roberto Ohrt. "There are some artists who are never forgotten simply because other artists will constantly cite them as examples. Paul Thek (1933-1988) is one such artist. Revered for his disarming humor and irreverent handling of artworld proprieties, and much lamented for his premature death from AIDS at the age of 55, the likes of Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman, Mike Kelley, John Miller, Paul McCarthy, Kim Gordon and Matthew Barney have all sung his praises. Tales the Tortoise Told Us is a three-part Thek compendium, composed of writing by Margit Brehm, Axel Heil and Roberto Ort (who discuss the artist's ambivalent relationship with his homeland, and Thek's odd place in the Beat and Hippie generation), a large spread of reproductions of Thek works and a chronologically-arranged survey of works from 1963 up to the artist's death in 1988." -- publisher's statement. Includes biography. Texts in English.

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Paul Thek : Tales the Tortoise Taught Us [German Edition]
Condition:  Very Good. Very light wear to covers. Contents clean and unmarked.
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