The photographs of Klaus vom Bruch are bacchantic snap shots and intimate portraits of a young generation of artists who mutually and playfully crowned themselves, with loosely woven wreaths, the last of the Avantgarde and who have today become legends. Their faces, although well known to us, are lost in reverie. But we can recognise traits of these people who are now famous and mostly pictured in striking poses.
In his autobiography, Klaus vom Bruch writes: “From 1973, inside of a close circle of artists, intellectuals, gallerists and groupies, I began to take snap shots with a Japanese 35mm camera. […] I was the youngest of a mostly happy troupe who moved in a system of attitudes and actions. […] All of the people photographed later became so-called cultural key players, even if only momentarily. Or, formulated in an anthropological way: Clan chiefs within a delimited claim of familial, sexual or matrimonial relationships.”
102 Inkjet prints on cardboard, scattered with confetti
In different hand coloured frames
Each 50 x 70 cm
Signed, dated and numbered
Each edition of 4