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 William Anastasi in Print 1988-2015,


texts by Charles Stuckey, Niels Borch Jensen, Thomas McEvilley and Rasmus Urwald, produced by Stalke edition and desiged by Kristian Jacobsen.

ed. 400  price 45 €

ON VIEW 21  Selected works from Stalke Collection                                                           

From August 26th. to October 5th. 2023


Albert Mertz, Matthew Higgs, Olafur Eliasson, Gunnar Örn, Jenny Watson, Jørgen Lundgreen, Janet Passehl

William Anastasi, Poul Lillesøe, Al Hansen, William Anthony, Aske Sigurd Kraul, Jeffrey Hargrave

Jean-Francois Octave, Henrik Pryds Beck, Søren Dahlgaard, Arthur Köpcke, Anne Bennike, Einar Thorsteinn,

Frans Jacobi, Lars Bent Petersen, Thorgej Steen Hansen, Gunter Reski, Nils Erik Gjerdevik, Klaus Jorn,             Brad Phillips. 

Only open by appointment.

Olafur Eliasson at On View 21


Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) was undoubtedly one of the greatest German painters of the 20th century. On October 25th 1996 I had an agreement of a photographic session with him through Galerie Mikael Andersen, Bredgade, Copenhagen. The day before we were four people for dinner at l'Education Nationale, a French restaurant in what is popularly called "The Piss Drain" at the centre of the city. It became very late. We sat and drank red wine until the restaurant closed. Before that, Kippenberger had shown some of the tricks he knew, i.a. with twisting his tongue... When we were out on the street at night, I asked if we still had an appointment the following day. And he replied that there were no problems. Whatsoever.

The next day, exactly at 10, as we had agreed, the door opened and in came Kippenberger wearing his matching Burberry cap and scarf and a long black coat. And in his hand he held the obviously obligatory cigarette. He exuded a rare authority. I asked him to stand in front of a white wall like we were in a studio. And we did pictures in front of his paintings, which were still stored along one wall. The motifs of his paintings were primarily tables and chairs, so I subsequently asked Kippenberger to sit in a chair, both against the white wall (again), in front og the already hung pictures as well as a series where he partly stands in front of his paintings and sits in the chair that I had placed in front of his pictures. In this way, Kippenberger reflects in a chair in front of his painted chairs.

One of his long-term collaborators, Christine Hahn of the all female punk group Malaria!, who also helped set up the large retrospective Kippenberger exhibition, "sehr gut / very good" in Hamburger Barnhof, Berlin, 2013, has stated:

How long before Martin died were these taken? He looks very haunted. Starkly real, strong, and sad - all at the same time. I knew him and worked with him when he was 25 and just beginning his career as a serious artist. He was so handsome and alive, but even then he was a slave to alcohol. He was a driven artist, a generous human being. Very lovable and inspiring

We did these pictures at the end of October 1996, barely five months passed before Kippenberger died in Vienna. These are also some of the latest recordings of him. It's strange to look back at these photographs: Kippenberger appears here in his artistic zenith and only 43 years old. At the same time he seems both young and old.

We did in total three rolls of film consisting of twelve images each: two black and white films and one colour. A total of 36 photographs, all of which have now been acquired by Galleri Stalke Collection, which is also the first time that the photographs have been created in their entirety. Some pictures have been exhibited in Denmark and abroad, e.g. at the National History Museum, Frederiksborg Castle - in Galerie Mikael Andersen (Copenhagen, 2001), Galerie Veneuille St.-Péres (Paris, 2001) and in Ural Vision Gallery (Budapest, 2016).

Lars Schwander is among others represented in following collections: Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris), The Royal Library (Copenhagen), Musée de la photographie (Charleroi), Museum of Photographic arts (Odense), Ros Photo (St. Petersburg), Louis Vuitton Foundation (Paris), Thomas Olbricht Collection (Germany), Lenono Photo Archive (New York), Stalke Gallery (Kirke Saaby), various private collections in Europe and USA.


William Anthony (1934-2022) RIP



William Anthonys´s painting and Drawing my be found in the Collections of more than 30 art museums. The origin of his remarkable style may be attributed to his experience, early in his career, as an instructor of figure drawing. He developed a unique method of teaching beginners.

It did´t take Anthony long to realize that his classroom satire could be the basis for a new art statement. He started by take-offs of old and new master, Michelnlango, Vermeer, Picasso and Johns. But soon he graduated into victimizing just about anyone and anything.

DEVIANT DRAFTSMANSHIP include much of the work Anthony has done since the publication of 

IRONIC ICONS (2013) which was another compilation of his painting and drawings, also by Sam Jedig and published by Stalke Gallery, Denmark.

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pp 124 Hardcover

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Praise for Anthony’s work:

Ken Johnson, NY TIMES

A Sophisticated visual comedian who plays the fool to often hilarious an profound effect.

Leo Steinberg, Art historian

Incisive social commentary in the delicious disguise of incompetence

Roy Lichenstein, Artist

Rave review!

Gallery visitors seeing a small pencil drawing by Anthony

Oh, that must be the work of a retarded person.



Curated by Peter holst Henckel

Produced by Stalke Out Of Space and Sam Jedig. 2005/2023This video provides a captivating glimpse into the artistic world of Albert Mertz (1920-1990) and his notable work. The selected quotes featured in the video are directly from Albert Mertz himself. This remarkable exhibition was a collaborative effort, showcasing the combined talents of Albert Mertz. The catalog's photography was skillfully captured by Susanne Mertz and Flemming Brusgaard, with Sam Jedig contributing to the project as well, Also thanks to Lone Mertz for all help of this exhibition.