A (Limited edition, Bilingual)

Franz Erhard Walther



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Franz Erhard Walther


In 1958 at the Werkkunstschule in Offenbach, Franz Erhard Walther devised a typographical font without any diagonals. In this artist’s book he uses so-called Work Sets to form a letter on each page, facing a scene from his life between 1954 to 1973 on the opposite page-an encounter with Reiner Ruthenbeck and Jörg Immendorff, for example, or his first show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Paging through, four se-quential Work Sets make an appearance, including “The Body Draws” and “Sculptural Memory”: on the left side, a hand-drawn letter in a mutable yellow, and on the right a drawing of a recollection originating in his photographic memory. This book, conceived and designed by the artist himself, is itself a work of art.

LIMITED EDITION OF 750 COPIES. Bilingual: German and English.

Additional information

Weight 1524 g
Dimensions 24.4 x 33 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 1 December 2020
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.4 x 33 cm
Weight 1524 g


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FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER (*1939) first studied at the Werkkunstschule (School of Applied Arts) in Offenbach am Main, and then later attended the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf Art Academy), where he and fellow students Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke studied under Karl Otto Götz. Walther lived in New York City between 1967 and 1971. In 1969/70 he exhib-ited together with Dan Flavin and Robert Morris the famous first work set at the Museum of Modern Art.