The feeling between fingertips, from the portfolio Grafik des Kapitalistischen Realismus
12 Sep 1938 - 16 Dec 1997
Capitalist realism was a movement formed in Germany in 1963 by a group of young artists who focused on the objective depiction of Germany's growing consumer culture and media-saturated society. Artists worked with a diverse range of mediums - actions, installations, film, sound and graphics - using images, often collaged and appropriated from consumer goods, advertisements, newspapers and magazines.
In 1967, Berlin gallerist and publisher René Block invited six artists associated with the movement to contribute a screenprint to the portfolio ‘Grafik des Kapitalistischen Realismus’ (‘graphics of capitalist realism’).
The sensuality between fingertips
Das Gefühl zwischen Fingerkuppen
colour screenprint, photo screenprint, four seed packets on folded cloth covered cardboard
69.5 x 49.8 x 1.0 cm image/sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r. sheet, pencil "BREHMER". Not dated.
Not on display
© Estate of KP Brehmer. Licensed by VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 1 exhibition
YES YES YES YES: Graphics from the 1960s and 1970s, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Dec 2016–19 Feb 2017
Referenced in 2 publications
Ann Stephen, Pop to popism, 'What was Euro pop?: European pop art', pg.111-135, Sydney, 2014, 114, 126, 127 (colour illus.). illustrated in catalogue but not exhibited
Susan Tallman, The contemporary print (from pre-Pop to Postmodernism), 'Multiplicity', pg. 69-95, London, 1996, 76-77. reference is to the whole portfolio