Dealing with—Some Books, Visuals, and Works Related to American Fine Arts, Co.

Editors: Valérie Knoll, Hannes Loichinger and Magnus Schäfer

With contributions by :

Andrea Fraser
Manfred Hermes
Karl Holmqvist and Tobias Kaspar
Isla Leaver-Yap
Jackie McAllister
James Meyer and Christian Philipp Müller
Magnus Schäfer
Axel John Wieder
Phillip Zach
Conversation between Colin de Land, Josef Strau and Stephan Dillemuth
Introduction by Hannes Loichinger and Magnus Schäfer

The New York gallery American Fine Arts, Co.–whose name today is largely syonymus with that of its gallerist, Colin de Land (1955-2003)–represents a gallery practice in which a decided deviation from conventionals models overlaps with successful activities within the frameworks of the art market. Today, American Fine Arts, Co. and de Land figure as uncontested projection screens for the desire for independence from or bohemian resistance against the dictate of the market. Particularly in retrospect, a consistent image of the gallery is not discernible. faced with the obvious risk of romanticization, it appears all the more important to pursue an understanding of how Amercan Fine Arts, Co. functioned as a gallery.

This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition „Dealing with—Some Books, Visuals, and Works Related to American Fine Arts, Co.“ at Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg and Kunstraum of Leuphana University of Lüneburg
(May 28 – July 7, 2011)

Design: HIT, Berlin
English / German
Sternberg Press, Berlin 2012
ISBN: 978-3-943365-28-3
Softcover, 80 pages
Illustrations: 18 b/w
16,00 / 12,00 EUR