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Rainer Fetting - Berlin

Rainer Fetting is perhaps the best known of the contemporary German artists who in the late 1970s strove to capture the atmosphere of West Berlin where frequent student protests and the homosexual rights movement provided powerful impetus for societal change in spite of constraints caused by the Wall. Through his expressive cityscapes in the Neue Wilde style, Fetting became a sensitive observer of this atmosphere, and his depictions of the Wall, in particular, with their decisive style and vibrant color palette, represent a vital metropolis welcoming of alternative lifestyles.
With sixty full-color illustrations and essays by, among others, Guido Fassbender, Travis Jeppesen, Thomas Köhler, Heinz Stahlhut, and Simone Wiechers, this lavish volume represents Fetting’s prolific creative output.

133 pages | 60 color plates, 20 halftones | 9 x 10 2/3 | © 2011

Art: European Art

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Table of Contents

Combined German/English Edition

Preface and Thanks

This Town Was So Fractured—So Unhealthy: Photographs, Berlin 1977–1983
Because I was Fascinated by the Change: Photographs, Berlin 1992–1998
Five Paintings by Rainer Fetting: Role plays and portraits of friends
       Travis Jeppesen
Basically We’re All Failed Rock Stars: The Galerie am Moritzplatz and Berlin
       Guido Fassbender
The Beholder on Stage: Drummer and Guitarist
       Heinz Stahlhut
Pelicans at Potsdamer Platz: The new Berlin in the works of Rainer Fetting
       Simone Wiechers

List of Works
Biography and Exhibitions

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