BISCHOFF, Ulrich. Kunst als Grenzbeschreitung. John Cage und die Moderne.

(Dusseldorf, Germany): Richter-Verlag, 1991.  First edition.  Quarto.  255 pages.  The scarce hardcover issue.  Nice catalogue published to accompany the exhibition at Staatsgalerie moderner Kunst, Munich.  The exhibition reviewed the career of American avant-garde composer Cage and his influence on contemporary art, the catalogue documents an exhibition of 19 works from public Munich collections which were randomly selected and arranged by the artist; two recent series of his drawings; and some 45 paintings, sculptures, mixed-media installations and other works produced from 1942 to 1991 by Tobey, Johns, Morellet, Fisher, Rauschenberg and 17 other artists linked to the composer. Eight essays examining varied aspects of Cage’s artistic philosophy and specific facets of his career (particularly his impact on the Fluxus movement) are supplemented by an interview with the composer and substantial individual essays on the other featured artists. A very good copy in green cloth boards without dust jacket as issued.


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