Life After Death | New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection
By Mark Coetzee and Laura Steward Heon
Designed by Jung Kim
Photography by Mark Coetzee
Forewords by Mark Coetzee, Joe Thompson, Laura Steward Heon, Jack Rasmussen, Robin Held and Ric Collier
This volume was first published in 2005 by the Rubell Family Collection and MASS MoCA in conjunction with the exhibition Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection organized by MASS MoCA and the Rubell Family Collection and curated by Mark Coetzee and Laura Steward Heon. This exhibition was presented at the Frye Art Museum (February 16–June 3, 2007).
In December 2000, a group of five young German artists, all recent graduates of the prestigious Leipzig Art Academy, organized a small exhibition of their works in Leipzig. Unsurprisingly, the exhibition attracted no notice from the international contemporary art community. From that humble beginning, the "New Leipzig School" has expanded to a dozen artists and grown to be an international phenomenon. On March 19, 2005, MASS MoCA presented the country’s foremost collection of paintings from the New Leipzig School--a collection built by the Rubell Family in Miami--for the first time, and what followed was an international avalanche of attention and demand. That exhibition, Life After Death, and this corresponding publication, include 62 key works by the most sought-after painters of the moment, including Tilo Baumgartel, Tim Eitel, Martin Kobe, Neo Rauch, Christoph Rückhaberle, David Schnell and Matthias Weischer.
This catalogue includes forewords by representatives of each exhibition space, essay by Mark Coetzee and Laura Steward Heon, illustrations of the exhibition artwork and installation views, artist’s biographies and an exhibition checklist.
143 pages, full color illustrations
9.5 x 6.5 in.
Catalogues published before 2010 have been in storage and may have small signs of wear and tear.