Berlin Stories 2: Ed Broner
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The new series Berlin Stories presents visual essays about and from Berlin – the city of art, fashion, parties, and many nations.Volume two plunges headlong into life: specifically, Ed Broner's nightlife, which is presented here in a kind of photo album-cum-journal. The artist, who usually spends his time painting large, very colourful canvases, has reduced his visual vocabulary to a democratic black-and-white. The brilliant lights of clubs, their outlandish guests, other artists in their studios, eccentric old cars, nude girls, amusing graffiti – everything is equal here in this very personal narrative of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, of macho guys and celebrities, and the façades of buildings and people. It is a cynical, atmospherically intoxicating commentary on the desire for and addiction to pleasure, the presentation of luxury labels, and a selfie culture in love with details.
ISBN 9783775744195. Hatje Cantz.