Tekst: Barbara Stehle-Akhtar e.a.
Aantal pagina’s: 144
Illustraties: Kleur en zwart-wit
Uitgever : Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, 1997
Taal : Engels
Staat: Als nieuw
Catalogus bij de tentoonstelling in het Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York, 1997
The catalogue to an exhibition of Beckmann’s work presented at the Guggenheim Museum SoHo – the first at an American museum in over a decade – this book explores, in essays and full-color reproductions, the artist’s fruitful years in exile. Barbara Stehle-Akhtar discusses the critical reception of Beckmann’s work in the United States and its stylistic development during this period. Reinhard Spieler’s essay probes Beckmann’s nine completed triptychs, his sweeping masterpieces that express both the mood of the times and the artist’s own worldview. Fellow emigre Stephan Lackner provides a reminiscence of his friendship with and support of Beckmann. Completing the volume are a personal interpretation by contemporary artist Eric Fischl of Beckmann’s first triptych, Departure, as well as writings by Beckmann that eloquently convey his thoughts on aesthetics and creativity.