Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel - German
LARRY SULTAN AND MIKE MANDEL.
Edited by Thomas Zander. Texts by Charlotte Cotton, Jonathan Lethem, Connie Lewallen, Carter Ratcliff and Thomas Wagner. Cologne 2012
250pp (190 color) some full-page.
Text in German language.
The common “Artists’ Books” “How to Read Music in One Evening” (1974) and “Evidence “(1977) and a Seie twelve billboards, consisting of hand-painted pictures, screen prints, oil paintings and digital prints (1973-1983) heue have a status like the work of Ed Ruscha. The large-format, illustrated with 250 illustrations, long overdue monograph sets in 1973 as students at the San Francisco Art Institute and documented the beginning of a twelve-year collaboration, which in the radical new works in opposition to the then beat and cafe-society era California state. The art historian Carter Ratcliff, born in 1941 in Seattle, presented the work of this eminent influence on subsequent generations of artists. Larry Sultan, born in 1946 in New York, died 2009 in Greenbrae, California. From 1989 - 2009 Professor of Art at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Mike Mandel, born in 1950 in Los Angeles. Lives and works in Watertown, USA. *****This richly illustrated publication chronicles for the first time the collaborative artwork by Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan. Their prolific artistic collaboration began in 1973 when they were both graduate students at the San Francisco Art Institute. During the course of the next twelve years, they created nineteen projects together. Their bond as West Coast artists was further strengthened as together they Confronted San Francisco’s post-beat, post-Cafe Society art community that seemed alien to their southern California sensibilities. Mandel and Sultan’s projects during this period took the forms of artists’ books, How To Read Music In One Evening, 1974, and Evidence, 1977, a series of a dozen outdoor billboards in the form of hand painted photographs, silkscreen posters, oil paintings and digitally printed posters, 1973-1983, a film, JPL, 1980, and on installation, Newsroom, 1983.Although they both Pursued individual projects during this twelve year span they nurtured and developed to intense and focused artist collaboration.photobook | 2012 | Walther König |