November 2019 Academic & Specialist Arnoldsche

Junger Kunstkreis Fulda: Setting out for Postwar Modernism. Prints. Franz Ehrhard Walther's Turn Towards the 1960s Avant-Garde Edited by Carlo Burschel

Hardback | Nov 2018 | Arnoldsche | 9783897905405 | 224pp | 300x235mm | RFB | AUD$99.99, NZD$119.99

From 1958 to 1973 the Young Art Circle of Fulda (JUKU) was intensively engaged with post-war modernist art. With its mentor Karlfried Staubach almost a hundred exhibitions were carried out that not only enriched the cultural life of Fulda but shook it up on many occasions.

This volume deals not with the reconstruction of regional art and cultural history but rather with the rediscovery of an episode in German post-war art. By way of example are Franz Erhard Walther and Verena Pfisterer, who continued their artistic genesis in JUKU as contemporaries of Beuys, Richter and others at the Düsseldorf Art Academy.

The graphic prints published to finance the JUKU gallery, and the exhibition catalogues, designed too with the group's own print works, are shown in full for the very first time.