und andere hässliche Geschichten aus der Welt der schönen Künste
First day of sale: 13.01.2016
CHRISTIAN SAEHRENDT and STEEN T. KITTL
Geier am Grabe van Goghs
und andere hässliche Geschichten aus der Welt der schönen Künste /
Vultures on Van Gogh’s Grave and other Nasty Stories from the World of the Fine Arts
About 280 pages with 50 Illustrations
Art scandals – new disclosures by the successful duo
The art world is regarded as the embodiment of a superficial outer appearance in which cultivated connoisseurs, artists and art dealers cavort. Is the history of modern art really an endless success story with ever new innovations, brilliant artists and epoch-making exhibitions? The seasoned writers Kittl/Saehrendt look behind the glitzy facade, casting light on the dark side of art that can be just as crazy, wicked and brutal as “real” life itself.
Kittl/Saehrendt talk about cruel fates, criminal machinations and destructive attacks. From pornography and blasphemy, denun¬ciation and opportunism, murder and mayhem. It is an anthology that gives you the creeps and revolts you, makes you shake your head and ask questions – that furthermore knowledgeably, informatively and entertainingly explains the development of the modern art business.
Steen T. Kittl (born 1969) studied art in Kiel as well as cultural and art history in Berlin. He works as an art director and concept designer in the advertising industry.
Christian Saehrendt (born 1968) studied history and art history in Berlin and Heidelberg. Aside from his teaching positions, he works as an art historian and journalist.