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Kellner, Thomas (Artist/Photographer) & Zehnder, Gunter (Contributor). FARBWELT 135-36: THE EXHIBITION CATALOG. Dueren, Germany: Sparkasse Dueren In Focus Galerie Cologne And Art Galerie Siegen Cologne, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 74 pages. As New.

Exhibition Catalog. Retrospective collection of photographs. The first and only edition. Published in a tiny print run as a hardcover original only. There is no ISBN. The book is now scarce. A brilliant production by Thomas Kellner: Oversize-volume format. Orange hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Thomas Kellner. Essay by Dr. Gunter Zehnder. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Dueren, Germany to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published in conjunction with the award given to Thomas Kellner. Re-presents and gathers together, in one exquisitely produced volume, the most important works from his Series "Tango Metropolis" and "Dancing Walls". The images provide an insight into the artist's work from 1997-2009, when he developed his unique style of deconstruction. Prof. Dr. Gunter Zehnder, art historian and former Director of the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, expounds on photography - and Kellner's crucial contribution - from an art-historical point-of-view: "What belongs here to Thomas Kellner's unique technique and composition style at the same time reminds us of the picture flood that we are all subjected to around the clock, practically without any break. Almost 98% of them are created with a photographic camera along with all of the technology that follows, up to the quick and clumsy cell phone image. We, that is to say every generation, are surrounded by a colorful picture-world that leads us to perceive many things in passing, ostensibly and superficially, thereby leading us to often see everything and yet nothing. The catchy picture, which therefore does not require any analysis and thought, is often the most popular" (Gunter Zehnder). Instead, Kellner makes us more keenly aware of this universal phenomenon, breaks up an image (or composite image) into its constituent parts, and then restores them as grid-photographs that transcend commercial photography, thereby becoming art. An absolute "must-have" title for Thomas Kellner collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Thomas Kellner. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Kellner did not sign most copies of the book. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the Exhibition Catalog available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 45 color plates. One of the most brilliant living artist/photographers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER THOMAS KELLNER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $150.00

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