Franz Erhard Walther

Profusely illustrated catalogue raisonné of German artist Franz Erhard Walther, published in conjunction with show held at the Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany, May 11, 1972 – July 9, 1972. Features generous documentation of his works from the 1960s and 1970s, including many great works in paper and fabric.
This book is in AS NEW condition, published in 1972.
Text in German with an English introduction.

Edited by Götz Adriani.
Text by Manfred Schmalriede.

Having participated in Harald Szeemann’s legendary When Attitudes Become Form (1969) and dOCUMENTA V (1972) as well as the Museum of Modern Art’s landmark Spaces (1970), Walther’s remarkable coupling of elementary forms with conceptual ideas and a radical rethinking of the relationship between sculpture and action, has become so influential to the contemporary practices of young artists today.
The German conceptualist and sculptor Franz Erhard Walther counts among those artists who, in the 1960s, sought to undermine the authorial role of the artist in favour of a more democratic aesthetic dependent on the interaction of viewer and object; simple and individual acts such as folding and lying, leaning and stepping are either the source of his often minimal works or the means by which individual viewers may interact with them. His means of sculptural expression often involved the use of soft materials. His canvas sculptures are simply meant to be held, worn, lain in or stood under, usually by two or more people, creating strange moments of social intimacy and spatial awareness.

Franz Erhard Walther - Werkmonographie 1955 - 1963
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