Werner Spies

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Werner Spies

Werner Spies was born in 1937. He was director of the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris, lectured at the Dusseldorf Academy of Arts, and became known to a wide audience with his articles in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Hanser published his book Duchamp starb in seinem Badezimmer an einem Lachanfall. Porträts in 2005.


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Vox Angelica

Vox Angelica

As a refugee from Nazi persecution, Max Ernst brought surrealism to America. European and American modernism joined forces in the artistic melting pot of New York. Werner Spies is the first to ...

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My Fortunate Life

My Fortunate Life

At the tail-end of the fifties, a young man from the Swabian provinces sets out for Paris. He has studied art history and put in some time as a journalist, but it is his insatiable appetite for ...

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From Frottage to Photo Painting

From Frottage to Photo Painting

Few have written more extensively and comprehensively about modern art than Werner Spies. The spontaneous enthusiasm engendered by a particular work of art resonates in his words and is directly ...

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Awards

2010 Carlo-Schmid-Preis

2009 Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz mit Stern

2003 Art-Cologne-Preis

2003 Elsie-Kühn-Leitz-Preis der Vereinigung Deutsch-Französischer Gesellschaften

2001 Goethe-Medaille

1995 Wilhelm-Hausenstein-Ehrung für Verdienste um Kulturelle Vermittlung

1979 Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis der Deutschen Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung

Bibliographie

Im Carl Hanser Verlag erschienen
2005 Duchamp starb in seinem Badezimmer an einem Lachanfall. Portraits
2008 Mit Skalpell und Farbmaschine. Porträts von Max Ernst bis Gerhard Richter
2012 Mein Glück. Erinnerungen
2014 Vox Angelica. Max Ernst und die Surrealisten in Amerika