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Franz West

(Austrian, 1947–2012)

creativity: furniture reversal by franz west

Franz West

Creativity: Furniture Reversal, 1998

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kleines passstück (small adaptive) by franz west

Franz West

Kleines Passstück (Small Adaptive), 2001

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untitled, c.a. 1988 by franz west

Franz West

Untitled, c.a. 1988

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Biography

Timeline

1947
Born in Vienna
1977 - 1982
Studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna (Prof. Bruno Gironcoli)
1987
Otto Mauer-Preis (award)
1992 - 1993
Teaching assignment at the Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany
1994
Skultpuren-Preis of the EA Generali Foundation (award)
1998
Wolfgang Hahn-Preis (award)
2011
Goldener Löwe, 54. Biennale di Venezia, Venice
2012
Died in Vienna, Austria

Exhibitions

2015
Franz West, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2014
Franz West: Where is my Eight? Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England (solo)
Franz West. Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, USA (solo)
Franz West: Les Pommes d’Adam. Hall Art Foundation at MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA (solo)
Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Harmony Korine, Robert Rauschenberg, Julian Schnabel, Rudolf Stingel, Franz West. Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
No Problem: Cologne/New York 1984-1989. David Zwirner, New York, USA
Group Show. Gagosian Gallery, Rue de Ponthieu, Paris, France
2013
Wo ist mein Achter? MMK, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
Wo ist mein Achter? MUMOK, Wien, Austria (solo)
Mostly West: Franz West and Artist Collaborations, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland

Public Collections

MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), North Adams,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Palazzo Grassi, François Pinault Foundation,Venice, Italy
Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid, Spain
S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst), Ghent, Belgium
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Literature

2013
Franz West: Wo ist mein Achter?. (2013). Austria: mumok, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, MMK.
2011
Franz West schrieb, Texte von 1975-2010, Hrsg. Hans Ulrich Obrist und Ines Turian, Verlag Walter König, Köln 2011
2010
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (ed.), Neugierig? Kunst des 21. Jahrhunderts aus privaten Sammlungen, Bonn, 2010, p. 182 –183
2009
Mahlzeit, Essen in der Kunst, Galerie im Trakelhaus, Salzburg, Jung und Jung Verlag, Wien, p.125, 2009
The Museum of Modern Art, The Judith Rothschild Foundation. Contemporary Drawings Collection, Compass in Hand, New York, 2009, pp. 280-281
The Museum of Modern Art, The Judith Rothschild Foundation. Contemporary Drawings Collection, Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 2009, p. 279
2008
Alexander, Darsie and Franz West. Franz West, To Build a House You Start With the Roof: Work 1972-2008. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008
2000
West, Franz. Franz West: In & Out. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2000
1999
Fleck, Robert. Franz West. London: Phaidon Press, 1999