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Title

The feeling between fingertips, from the portfolio Grafik des Kapitalistischen Realismus

1967


Artist

KP Brehmer

Germany

12 Sep 1938 - 16 Dec 1997


About

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’).


Details


Other Title

The sensuality between fingertips


Alternative title

Das Gefühl zwischen Fingerkuppen


Date

1967


Media categories

Print , Collage


Materials used

colour screenprint, photo screenprint, four seed packets on folded cloth covered cardboard


Edition

70/80


Dimensions

69.5 x 49.8 x 1.0 cm image/sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r. sheet, pencil "BREHMER". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1991


Location

Not on display


Accession number

187.1991.1


Artist information

KP Brehmer

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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