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1970-1980
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Walter Pfeiffer 1970-1980
published in 2004
bilingual edition (English / German)
21 x 29,7 cm (softcover)
96 pages (96 color ill.)
€23.00
ISBN: 978-2-940271-38-2
EAN: 9782940271382
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A re-edition of the original cult book of well known Swiss photographer Walter Pfeiffer. This photographic projet, entirely composed by the artist in 1980 with full page sequences of images and no text, led to the discovery of Pfeiffer's work in Polaroid which the public turned into a sort of underground icon.
“In his earliest work Pfeiffer can be seen in relation to Larry Clark, as a photographer who not only captures but implicates himself in the restless ’70s, and yet Pfeiffer’s irreverent sense of humor sets him apart [ … ] Walter Pfeiffer’s work both anticipated and paralleled that of the ’80s photographers and, in so doing, looked ahead to much of what followed. So it would be possible to see his pictures laid end to end as a secret thread to the present.” —Bob Nickas (Artforum)

“Le livre culte et introuvable est réédité…” —Têtu

“A visual aesthetic developed in the ’70s which became common language in the art world…” —Self Service

“Une œuvre méconnue et pourtant voisine de celle de Larry Clark…” —Les Inrockuptibles

“Vorläufer und Kult” —Aargauer Zeitung
Born 1946, Walter Pfeiffer lives and works in Zurich.