Blauer Reiter (Horseshoe)

2007

Varnished horseshoe, unicum in series, monogrammed / numbered,
Edition box with “Hufeisensiedlung” illustration and folded card;
Edition 55 + 3 A.P. "for Deutsche Wohnen AG / GEHAG GmbH", signed on title label;
Collector's Edition 10 copies I/X-X/X (available)

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The source motif is the GEHAG’s “Hufeisensiedlung” in Berlin (built 1925-1933 as part of a social housing development designed by Bruno Taut and Martin Wagner, and since 2008 a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site).  "The social reformist concept of architects and builders locates the subjective notion of happiness within an objective cognitive context,” explains Andreas Paeslack. He carries this principle over to the history of art, the title "Blauer Reiter" referencing the Expressionist group of painters founded by Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky in Munich, whose heyday coincides with Marcel Duchamp's rejection of a formally aesthetic and valuation-led painting (1913).

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