Hell (Murder and other Works by Erich Hell)

Stefan Banz

2001

Artist Novel, 16 x 11,5 cm, p. 184 (German), 180 (English), language : German / English, publisher: Salon Verlag, Cologne / Kunstmuseum Luzern, ISBN:3-89770-117-0 (German version) | 3-89770-118-9 (English version).
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2030/172).

Literary synopsis

Life has often proved that murder can be a game, a vehicle for drawing attention to oneself. But what if murder is a work of art, when art catches life up and blots it out? When art leaves simulation behind and takes on a life of its own.

Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice

Texts about art, on art, and of art are part of Stefan Banz' artistic practice since the beginning. The novel was the official publication of his solo exhibition Muhammad Ali, at Kunstmuseum Luzern in 2001.

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