For most of his adult life, Karlheinz Weinberger (1921-2006) worked by day in the warehouse department of the Siemens-Abis factory in Zurich, Switzerland. An enthusiastic self –taught photographer, Weinberger began his artistic career taking pictures of friends, lovers and of people on the street. Some of his images were first published under the pseudonym „Jim“ in the Swiss gay magazine Der Kreis – Le Cercle.
This publication is a facsimile of one of a number of self-designed portfolios Weinberger began making in the late 1950s. The images showcase the artist’s evolving – and subsequently defining – documentary style, here focusing on the article of clothing whose scarcity in post-war Switzerland clearly begets its status as a badge of differentiation and rebellion. (description from the last page of the book)
Künstlerbuch | Artists’ book: Karlheinz Weinberger. Jeans, 2011
- Published by Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel / Swiss Institute New York, NY / Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver / Bywater Bros. Editions, Toronto, 2011
- Hardcover, Unnumbered, only ill.
- ISBN: 978-0-920293-85-0 (available on amazon or Walther König, Swiss Institute)
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WISSENSWERT | Das Buch kann in folgender Bibliothek in Wien besichtigt werden:
- Bibliothek des mumok, 1070 Wien