WEST, Franz; OBRIST, Hans Ulrich (ed.); TURIAN, Ines (ed.)
Franz West: Notes. Writings 1975-2011
Influential Austrian artist, Franz West (1947-2012) had been writing texts, notes, remarks and aphorisms non-stop since 1977. He attached these texts to his sculptures, continuing the sculptural expression linguistically without illustrating or explaining. In places the titles, epithets and texts can raise awareness of the sculpture’s form, in others they can drive the viewer mad or fascinate like the cryptograms of a lingual alchemist.
The texts are published here in their entirety for the first time in a newly edited form, as facsimiles and in transcriptions. [publisher’s note]