Wolfgang Drechaler, Jennifer Higgie, Werner Hofmann, Edelbert Köb, Robert Storr, Koln, 2009.
Hardcover, 148 pp., Chiefly illus. in b/w and color throughout.
Edition of 2,000 copies
Maria Lassnig, Das Neunte Jahrzehnt was published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien from February 13 to May 17, 2009.
"It is the art that makes me ever younger." This sentence by Maria Lassnig applies to her as seldom as ever.In her ninth decade of life, the Austrian artist shows an uninterrupted creativity - the more than 100 paintings and drawings shown here, all in the last At the same time they document impressively the diverse and powerful late-ness of the artist, as she quotes her early work, without repeating it.Lassnig is regarded as a pioneer and visionary for succeeding generations of artists and has decisively influenced their artistic developments. "It is certain that I do not paint and draw the 'object' body, but I paint sensations of the body." (Maria Lassnig, 1999).