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André Thomkins
70s Modernist Swiss Dada Surrealist Painting Signed Andre Thomkins Brush Drawing

1979

$1,600

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This is titled "Karrierist" the German word for careerist and depicts a surreal face on a figure with a Salvador Dali esque quality about it. Published by Edition Hansjörg Mayer, Stuttgart They published concrete poetry and art books by Mark Boyle, Richard Hamilton, Dorothy Iannone, John Latham, Tom Phillips, Dieter Roth, André Thompkins and Emmett Williams, to name just a few. André Thomkins (1930 - 1985) was a Swiss painter, illustrator, and poet. He attended art-school, taught by Max von Moos, 1947 – 1949 and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris, France, 1950. From 1952, he lived in Germany and taught at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf between 1971 and 1973. Thomkins painted and drew ironic and fantastic pictures influenced by surrealism and dadaism. Together with Dieter Roth and Daniel Spoerri he prepared works of Eat Art. He also was a writer of palindromes. His friends and collaborators included Daniel Spoerri, Dieter Roth, George Brecht, Richard Hamilton and Karl Gerstner, Thomkins gained a reputation as an ‘artist’s artist’, and is considered one of the most important Swiss artists of the second half of the twentieth century.He died in 1985. His work is currently represented by Hauser & Wirth Zurich, Switzerland. Select group exhibitions: 2018 Kunsthalle Krems, 'Pablo Picasso. Arshile Gorky, Andy Warhol. Sculptures and Works on Paper. Hubert Looser Collection', Krems, Austria 2017 Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner, 'Martin Barré, Karl Otto Götz, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, André Thomkins', Berlin, Germany 2013 Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie, 'Schweizer Avantgarde Kunst nach 1940', Zurich, Switzerland 2009 The Modern Institute, 'Thomas Houseago, Dieter Roth, Andre Thomkins', Glasgow, England Museum of Modern Art, 'Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Collection', NYC 2004 Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner, 'Arman, Baumeister, Götz, Graubner, Tàpies, Thomkins', Berlin, Germany 1994 Kunstmuseum Solothurn, 'Eine Schenkung. Grafik von Eduardo Chillida, Antoni Tàpies, Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, Ben Nicholson, Giacometti, Tinguely, Thomkins', Solothurn, Switzerland 1992 Galerie Littmann, Tinguely zu Ehren. A Tribute to Jean Tinguely. Hommage à Tinguely, Basel, 1988 Museum Ludwig, 'Uebrigens sterben immer die anderen. Marcel Duchamp und die Avantgarde seit 1950', Cologne, Germany 1987 Aargauer Kunsthaus, 'Otto Grimm. Marc-Antoine Fehr. Christoph Gredinger', Aarau, Switzerland Cercle Municipal, 'Art contemporain suisse. Collection de la Banque du Gothard', Luxembourg, 1985 Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, 'Livres d'artistes', Paris, France Rathaus, 'Claude Sandoz – Hans Schärer – André Thomkins', Sursee, Switzerland Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, 'Zeichner in Dusseldorf 1955-1985', Dusseldorf, Germany 1981 Musée Rath, 'Le dessin suisse 1970-1980', Geneva, Switzerland Galerie La Chudera, 'Kunst auf Furtschellas. Ursina Vinzenz. André Thomkins. Constant Könz. 1972 Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 'Grenzgebiete der bildenden Kunst. Konkrete Poesie. Bild Text Textbilder. Computer-kunst. Musikalische Graphik', Stuttgart, Germany (Travelling Exhibition) Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 'Contemporary Swiss Art', Tel Aviv, Israel Kunsthalle Basel, 'Metamorphose des Dinges', Basel, Switzerland Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, '31 Artistes Suisses Contemporains', Paris, France Museum Fridericianum, 'Documenta 5. Befragung der Realität. Bildwelten heute', Kassel, Germany Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, 'Marcel Broodthaers. Der Adler von Oligozän bis heute' 1967, Galerie Heide Hildebrand, 'Möglichkeiten auf Papier', Klagenfurt, Germany Rathaus, 'Schweizer Künstler in Deutschland: Jürgen Brodwolf, Karl Gerstner, Alfonso Hüppi, Paul Hurt, Dieter Roth, Ed Sommer, André Thomkins', Erlangen, Germany

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