”The end of art is not the end.“ as Ad Reinhardt once said.
The book by Stefan Sulzer tells the disarming story of a visit by Ryman’s Mother to the Dia Art Foundation in Beacon, NY, to see her son’s paintings on display. Once there, the mother felt so offended by the elegant, simplicity of Ryman’s paintings, that she slowly, but in a focused manner let her hand slide across one of the paintings. Stefan Sulzer combines this story with statements and information about Ryman’s work to create a selective and poetic narration of the analytic and emotional reception of art.
»This is undoubtedly an artist book – but certainly not one only about art. I’d rather call it poetic and political. I read it thoroughly from front to back: I recommend you also give yourself a chance to let its pure, radical concept unfold.«
— Christian Schwarm, Independent Collectors