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Franz Gertsch: Retrospective

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"Retrospective," the most comprehensive monograph to date on the work of Franz Gertsch, celebrates the painter's 75th birthday. Since Harald Szeemann's legendary Documenta 5 in 1972, Gertsch has been one of the most significant photorealist or hyperrealist painters in the world. As a participant in three Venice Biennales, most recently in 2003, and the subject of solo show ...more
Hardcover, 286 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Hatje Cantz
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Miriam
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
In 1969 Gertsch abandoned abstraction for realism. He is best known for this later period in his career, especially (at least on a popular level) for his images of famous people such as Patti Smith.



Personally I find his earlier stuff much more interesting.



In between those two examples was an period of brightly colored "diffusions" that I found extremely boring.

Also, there are a couple of interesting essays.
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