Maria Lassnig and the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist had an amicable exchange lasting twenty years, where they discussed art, literature and their exhibition and book projects together.
Published for the first time here, handwritten letters from Maria Lassnig provide an insight into her reflections on art and her existence as an artist, into their heights, depths and intricacies. Maria Lassnig allowed her addressee not only to partake in her thoughts on painting or polemics on photography, but also in her everyday life between the urban art world and her remote studio in the countryside.
Including a foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist as well as numerous images of the works of Maria Lassnig, letters and postcards.
Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Peter Pakesch and Hans Werner Poschauko for the Maria Lassnig Foundation. Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne
20 x 27 cm, softcover
296 pages, 245 illustrations
German and English