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Publisher Rainer Pretzell | Creator and Experimentalist Artists’ Books | Insights into the Collection of the Olomouc Museum of Art II

May 15 – September 14 2014, Start and end dates
October 3 – November 15 2014, Start and end dates
Olomouc Museum of Art (Galerie / Gallery)University of Applied Arts Vienna (Ausstellungszentrum Heiligenkreuzer Hof / Sala Terrena, Schönlaterngasse 5 / Grashofgasse 3, 1010 Wien)


Exhibiting artists
Endre Tót
Rainer Pretzell


Presentation of the production of one of the most prominent publishers of artists´ books in the world. In 2006, we Olomouc Museum of Art granted 200 artists´ books as a gift from Rainer Pretzell, the founder and owner of the Rainer Verlag publishing house in Berlin. Owing to their inventive and experimental approach, cooperation with the publishing house was sought by artists who are still considered giants in the field of artists´ books: Dieter Roth, A. R. Penck, Emmet Williams, Marcel Broodthaers, Ann Noël, Endre Tót, Jan Voss andBen Vautier. The exhibition of artists´ books, drawings, and prints, granted by Rainer Pretzell, presented a part of Olomouc Museum of Art collection of artists´ books and books intended as works of art, whose extent and importance is unique not only in the Czech Republic.

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