This catalogue for the ‘Sand in der Vaseline: Künstlerbücher II. 1980-2002’ exhibition offers an insight into the fascinating world of artist books from the period 1980-2002. It was only the Krefelder Kunstmuseen’s second extensive exhibition dedicated to books as a medium of modern art with the first occurring in 1993: [Künstler: Bücher I]. The exhibition was named after one of Martin Kippenberger’s numerous artist books, ‘Sand in der Vaseline’, a title which he had also borrowed from a painting by the great book artist Ed Ruscha.
The exhibition was held at the Krefelder Museum, 27 October - 9 February 2003, the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, 23 March - 9 June 2003 and the Neues Museum (Staatliches Museum) for Kunst und Design in Nürnberg, 19 December - 29 February 2004.
Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2002.
First edition Squarish 4to (22 × 23.8 cm) Softcover 164 pp Texts in German Photographic wrappers with french flaps. Sewn bound. Illustrated in colour throughout.
Fine. Item ID: 1413.