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 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018<br/>    Picture: Galerie Klüser, München

Olaf Metzel

Born 1952 in Berlin (West), Germany
Lives and works in Munich

Amy Winehouse, 2011

Aluminium, stainless steel, digital print
265 x 225 x 85 cm

Judy The wall relief entitled Amy Winehouse looks like crumpled pages of an oversized newspaper. The aluminium plates, printed on both sides with newspaper clippings, have been radically deformed, folded and creased by the artist – as happens on a daily basis with discarded newspapers. But the monumental aesthetics and the material used make the viewer forget the transience of newspaper as a medium.

Since the late 1980s, Olaf Metzel has repeatedly returned to the topic of newspapers. His focus is on print media, with their endless flood of images, and their transience. And newspapers are chronicles whose contents and images often preoccupy us far beyond their shelf lives.

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