Cover of the book Franz West: Man with a Ball
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Franz West: Man with a Ball

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This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Franz West: Man with a Ball at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London.

From abstract and interactive sculpture to furniture and collage, West’s oeuvre possesses a character that is at once lighthearted and deeply philosophical. Belonging to a generation of artists exposed to the Actionist and performance art of the 1960s and ’70s, West instinctively rejected the idea of a passive relationship between artwork and viewer.

The volume documents the over thirty sculptures in the show—lumpen totems, built from papier-mâché, polystyrene, and the odd cardboard box, which are then splashed, smeared, brushed, and dribbled every which way with bright clashes of paint. The book’s contents include a selection of forty-five outdoor sculptures made by the artist between 1998 and 2011, a photo essay by Marina Faust documenting the artist’s studio, and a text by Matthias Goldmann.

Publisher: Gagosian
Publication date: 2012
Contributors: Marina Faust, Matthias Goldmann
Designer: Graphic Thought Facility, London
Printer: Pureprint Group, Uckfield, England
Distributor: Rizzoli International Publications, New York
Format: Spiral-bound softcover in case
Dimensions: 11 3/4 × 10 1/2 inches (29.9 × 26.7 cm)
Pages: 182
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-935263-69-2


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