Hans-Peter Feldmann

Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen

Hans-Peter Feldmann’s rigorous conceptual oeuvre constitutes one of the most important efforts of the ’60s and ’70s. Hence, it is strange that his output has remained unknown or at best local. During the decade and a half (1968 to 1980) in which he was active, Feldmann produced a varied but ultimately coherent body of work that included the small-format notebooks of trivial subjects, reproduced in simple black and white, as well as the late colorations of found toys, pictures, newspaper pages, and kitschy plaster figures of ancient statues.

Producing few originals, rarely signing his pieces, and often making large editions to be sold at bargain-basement prices, Feldmann long eluded the art market. In 1980, however, under the pressure of these mechanisms, he decided to withdraw from the art world completely, abruptly terminating his production and destroying most of the pieces still in his

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