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    Paul Thek and Luc Tuymans: Why?! (Paperback)(English / German) Introduction by Ulrich Loock, Contributions by Julian Heynen, Contributions by Harald Falckenberg, Actor Luc Tuymans

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    Description"The American sculptor and painter Paul Thek (1933-1988) created objects that made him a legend. In the mid-1960s, he first exhibited his ""Meat Pieces,"" relics made of wax and latex and enclosed in plexiglass boxes that were meant to recall human flesh. He also created extraordinary environments out of movable pieces from art, literature, theater, and religion. By using fragile and perishable materials, Thek emphasized the ephemeral quality of his work and hence his own-and everyone else's-mortality. The Belgian artist Luc Tuymans (b. 1958) paints sparingly colored representational pictures based on preexisting photographic and video imagery. Showing objects and people that seem entirely innocuous at first glance, his paintings abstract from reality, often with somber overtones. This medium has allowed Tuymans to explore sensitive issues such as the Holocaust and 9/11. Tuymans curated the show ""Paul Thek Luc Tuymans: WHY?!"" at Galerie Isabella Czarnowska, Berlin, which united his own works with representative pieces he cherishes. Despite the considerable differences separating the two artists, the show hinted at close affinities between them that go far beyond superficial similarities. In this book, Luc Tuymans, the collector Harald Falckenberg, and the curator and author Julian Heynen discuss Tuymans's relationship with Thek and the role of Mike Kelley, who was instrumental in reviving critical interest in Thek's work."


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    Title
    Paul Thek and Luc Tuymans: Why?!
    Authors and contributors
    Introduction by Ulrich Loock, Contributions by Julian Heynen, Contributions by Harald Falckenberg, Actor Luc Tuymans
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 75
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    German
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783954760183
    ISBN 10: 3954760185
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 18
    BISAC V2.8: ART016030
    Edition
    Bilingual edition
    Edition statement
    Bilingual
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Distanz Publishing
    Imprint name
    Distanz Publishing
    Publication date
    13 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Wuppertal