Two major American
artists from the second half of the 20th century are
highlighting our spring list. Both of them gained early
recognition in Europe and only late in their careers were they
discovered in the US.
Cy Twombly is one of
them, the other one is Ronald B. Kitaj. We are proud to announce
that with Volume 8, covering the years 1990 to 2011, the
publication of the Cy Twombly: Catalogue Raisonné of Drawings
is now completed. Two boxes containing four volumes each will
carry these graphic treasures into American bookstores and
libraries. Cy Twombly’s œuvre of over 60 years is an artistic
sensation. It appeals to both visually and literary sensitive
So does Ronald B.
Kitaj’s illustrated autobiography entitled Confessions of an
Old Jewish Painter. Up until now unpublished and discovered
only recently in his estate, it is a breathtaking read and
unique in the history of arts, comparable only to
Benvenuto Cellini’s autobiography My Life, and Salvador
Dalí’s Secret Life of Salvador Dalí.
Wim Wenders’ collection
of his 403 Polaroid photographs from the sixties and seventies
documents his love and admiration for America, the country and
its movie culture. Published for the first time and with 36
autobiographical stories—including his road trip with Annie
Leibovitz from San Francisco to Los Angeles as well as his visit
to the Dakota Building in New York the day after John Lennon was
shot—it is another highlight of our spring list.
cooperation with Prestel New York in distributing our books in
the United States will end by the beginning of May 2018. We
shall keep you informed about our new distribution arrangements
in due time.
We wish you a lot of
success with our forthcoming Schirmer/Mosel books. If you want
more information, please be in touch with us in Munich