Markus Raetz. The Prints 1951–2013
Volume I: Catalogue raisonné 1951–2013. Volume II: Essays
How the world is perceived depends on the observer's standpoint: this was a key topic in Markus Raetz's oeuvre. This book is the first complete catalogue raisonné of this eminent contemporary Swiss artist.
1st edition, 2014
Text English, French, and German
2 volumes, hardback in slipcase
892 pages in total, 622 color illustrations
24 x 31 cm
The prominent Swiss artist Markus Raetz worked across a variety of media, but printmaking constituted a major part of his work. The most comprehensive collection of his prints to date, Markus Raetz. The Prints expands on a previous edition, which covered the years between 1957 and 1991, with the addition of further early and recent works. The rest of the content has been fully revised, and the book comes with a new collection of essays on Raetz’s life and work. Together, the two new volumes explore the artist’s major themes, particularly the phenomenon of perception as opposed to the means of representation.
The publication of Markus Raetz. The Prints coincides with a major exhibition of Raetz’s prints and sculptures at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern, Switzerland (31 January to 18 May 2014) and the Musée Jenisch in Vevey, Switzerland (26 June to 14 October 2014). A Raetz completist’s dream, this work authoritatively documents a printmaking career that spans from the 1960s to our own historical moment.