Stephanie Rosenthal e.a.
This unique and monumental artist’s book offers a fresh perspective on the interrelationship between Tuymans’s works. It is a record of a spectacular exhibition in 2008, which brought together a hundred representative paintings from the career of Luc Tuymans at the Haus der Kunst in Munich (no exhibition catalogue was produced at the time).
The Haus der Kunst was constructed on Hitler’s orders shortly after he came to power. It was used during his regime to exhibit German art ‘for and by the people’. The ‘Haus der Deutschen Kunst’, as it was known at the time, quickly grew into an important centre for the Nazi regime’s cultural propaganda. The paintings by Tuymans, which frequently relate to power and to twentieth-century history, were grouped in close relation to the exhibition spaces.
This exceptional book includes an ex libris plate with an illustration of the work The Valley signed by the artist. It is already a collector's item.