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Body Performance - Ausstellung der Helmut Newton Stiftung - Teil 2

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31. December 2019

Body Performance - Ausstellung der Helmut Newton Stiftung - Teil 1

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Wolfgang Herrndorf, ohne Titel, zwischen 1986 und 1992 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Wolfgang Herrndorf, ohne Titel, 1999 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Wolfgang Herrndorf, ohne Titel, undatiert © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Wolfgang Herrndorf's Art

His novel "Tschick" obtained international attention and his books have received numerous awards, but few people know that bestselling German author Wolfgang Herrndorf (1965 - 2013) has studied arts and worked for various editors and magazines before he turned to writing.

Between 1994 and 2000, he worked as a caricaturist and illustrator for the German satire magazines "Titanic" and "Eulenspiegel" and the newspaper "Tagesspiegel". When he moved from Norderstedt to Nürnberg in 1986, he had already been drawing for some years: portaits of friends and family, self-portaits, studies of textiles and rooms and landscapes.

His works are full of details and researched very meticuously. He put much emphasis on perspectivity and adequate reflection of proportions. Albrecht Dürer inspired him and young Herrndorf’s enthusiasm for the works of other Renaissance artists is quite visible in his early artworks.

After finishing his studies, he started working as an illustrator. In 1997, Haffman Verlag published a calendar illustrated with 12 paintings by Herrndorf that show classics of art history and portraits of former German chancellor Helmut Kohl. The calendar received positive reviews in German media and made Herrndorf’s accessible to a wider audience.

During the next years, Herrndorf worked as an illustrator and caricaturist for different book and newspaper publishers. He earned critical acclaim for his ability  to accurately and pointedly capture scenes, persons and moods in his caricatures. Herrndorfs drawings and paintings are characterized by an enormous richness of detail, many of his works also include meticulously drawn text and hand painted lettering.

As a caricaturist and cartoonist for different satire magazines, he hit out at politics, sports and religion. His drawings make fun of human petty-mindedness, holding up a mirror to society. Herrndorf had a zealous perception of details, for the beauty of nature and the sheer bizareness of life and human interactions.

The exhibition "The Unknwon Chapter" explores the largely unknown art of bestselling author Wolfgang Herrndorf, and presents more than 140 works from his estate that consists of a total of 600 drawings and paintings, supplemented by numerous items loaned from private and public collections.

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