Katz, Benjamin - Souvenirs (New in plastic!) (Hard to Find!)

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The photographs of gallery owner/collector Benjamin Katz offer a voluminous, intimate, and casual window on many of the most important sculptors, painters, and photographers of the Twentieth century. Katz' unusual exposure to these artists turns up some delightful images of The Bechers at an opening, Peter Fischli and David Weiss with their dogs, and Ansel Kiefer riding around a gallery on his bicycle.


Benjamin Katz is the official photographer of the European art scene. From Josef Beuys to Georg Baselitz by way of Jörg Immendorff, Gerhard Richter and Markus Lüpertz, not a single painter nor sculptor, nor even an art critic has managed to escape his lens.

Benjamin Katz (born 14. June 1939 in Antwerpen) grew up in Belgium. In 1956, he moved to Berlin to study at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin. A severe case of tuberculosis forced him to interrupt his studies for eighteen months, while he recovered in a sanatorium. During his stay, he took his first remarkable photographs, training his lens on other patients, the staff, and his surroundings. In 1963, he founded the Werner & Katz Gallery with Michael Werner, where he played an active role through 1969. During that time, he developed steadfast relationships with all the artists the gallery hosted. He then moved to Cologne, where he began photographing his friends with a basic camera in 1976. In their studios, Katz is always discreet, forgoing flash and poses, to give us direct access to what happens behind the scenes of the creative process. Armed with patience and goodwill, Benjamin Katz is careful to disappear into the artist’s private space, to capture Penck as he seems to dance before a canvas, or Bazelitz about to start work on a giant sculpture, chainsaw in hand.


Publisher: Konemann, 1997
Language: English and German
Hardcover: 340 pages
ISBN-10: 3895082562
ISBN-13: 9783895082566
Item weight: 2752
Dimensions: 32 x 27,5 cm


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