Book—Art—Object. Lucius Collection
The collection of the Stuttgart couple Wulf D. and Akka von Lucius offers a representative overview of the medium of the artists’ book. During 40 years of collecting, the two publishers have gathered together a considerable number of important artists’ books. The exhibition presents the artists’ book in all its manifold metamorphoses—an exotic artistic medium in which the visual artists’ contributions go far beyond illustration. The resulting dialogue between artwork, text, typography, paper and their collective character as an object is characteristic of the artists’ book. And it is also not rare for conception and realization, idea and execution, to occur simultaneously.
The exhibition presented an exemplary selection from the Lucius’s extensive private collection, and it thus provides a comprehensive survey of the medium’s rich range during the period from 1945 to the present.
Curator Petronela Soltész
Gerhard Altenbourg, Horst Antes, Hans Arp, Willi Baumeister, Hans Bellmer, Les Bicknell, Georges Braques, James Brown, Wolfgang Buchta, Alexander Calder, Eduardo Chillida, Sonia Delaunay, Jim Dine, Piero Dorazio, Rupprecht Geiger, HAP Grieshaber, David Hockney, Gerhard Hoehme, Jörg Immendorff, Karin Innerling, Jasper Johns, Gunnar A. Kaldewey, Arthur Köpcke, Mischa Kuball, François Lafranca, Bun-Ching Lam, Clemens Tobias Lange, Henri Laurens, Fernand Léger, Helge Leiberg, Richard Long, Heinz Mack, Georges Mathieu, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Joan Mitchell, Thomas Offhaus, Meret Oppenheim, Blinky Palermo, Jürgen Partenheimer, A. R. Penck, Pablo Picasso, Otto Piene, Serge Poliakoff, Walter Stöhrer, Jun Suzuki, Antoni Tàpies, Hann Trier, Raoul Ubac, Günther Uecker, Wolf Vostell, Ting Walasse, Andy Warhol, Uwe Warnke