Porträt und Landschaft

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Porträt und Landschaft

Graphic design by Heimann und Schwantes, ed. Esther Schlicht, Max Hollein, text(s) by Wolfgang Ullrich, Danielle Kvaran

German, English

2011. 128 pp., 88 ills.


23.60 x 32.20 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3168-3

The world in portraits and landscapes, with elements of Surrealism, Pop Art, comics, and science fiction

Icelandic artist Erró (*1932 in Ólafsvík) is one of the great mavericks of twentieth-century art. Over the past fifty years, the artist has created an opulent, inimitable oeuvre as Pop as it is baroque, a body of work that is pithy and narrative alike, moralistic and unfathomable, full of social critique and humor, avoiding any type of categorization. His critical, narrative collages transform painterly reproductions of popular visual source materials into articulate, often disturbing tableaux. All of the major social themes find expression, as if they belonged to a comprehensive visual atlas of the modern world. This publication features Erró’s series Scapes, and, for the first time, presents the entire 1968 Monster cycle—double portraits that contrast official likenesses of prominent people with monstrously distorted visages.

Exhibition schedule: Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, October 6, 2011–January 8, 2012

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