Michael Krebber: Catalogue Raisonné Volume 1
Galerie Buchholz & Walther und Franz König, 2022
A central figure in contemporary painting, German artist Michael Krebber (b.1954) has never been the subject of a comprehensive scholarly monograph. The Michael Krebber Catalogue Raisonné is a projected multivolume catalogue of the artist’s complete work, compiling high-quality photographs, material descriptions, and provenance of his output in all media. Focused on his early work, this first volume includes paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and film from 1972 to the year 2000. Opening with a historical essay that traces the genesis of Krebber’s practice in relation to contemporaries such as Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen, the book also contains numerous short texts analyzing and contextualizing individual works. In addition to a full biography and bibliography, the catalogue raisonné features extensive documentation of Krebber’s early exhibitions, many of which have not been published before.