The incredible Thomas Bayrle artists’ book, “Feuer im Weizen” (Fire in Wheat).
First published in 1970 in a different format, this second edition, published by the infamous März Verlag of Frankfurt, is a stack of beautifully, vividly offset printed landscape card pages bound together with black plastic screws. Each page is a work from Bayrle’s famous “Feuer im Weizen” series of 1970, a series of what Bayrle refers to as superforms, images made of many smaller images of themselves. These particular serial repetitive patterns comprise of various formations of copulating couples – de-robing and in various sexual positions, all printed in bright pop colours.
Thomas Bayrle is a German painter , graphic designer and video artist who emerged as an important figure in European Pop Art of the 1960s and ’70s. One of the most inventive artists, Bayrles works are usually based on a graphic rationale. Starting from traditional techniques, he was one of the first German artists who produced computer generated and animated art. An essential aesthetic element of his work is the principle of seriality. In the US tradition of Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein , as well as the German artist Sigmar Polke is Bayrle by often takes its visual themes from the world of consumer goods. With the reflection on a world of commodities as accumulation of multipliable, repeatable shapes and pictograms Bayrle not only provides a commentary on society, but refers to his own artistic means.
A most desired edition of Bayrle’s great books.
* Condition: Very Good (some very light cover wear, inside bright and clear throughout, missing one plastic screw) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.
- Thomas Bayrle - Feuer im Weizen (1976)
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