Wade Guyton is best known for his large-scale canvas paintings made with a conventional inkjet printer, which feature iconic subjects such as flames, the letters X and U, and the New York Times website. On the occasion of this major retrospective exhibition, Museum Ludwig has published a comprehensive catalogue of the artist's solo exhibitions, including images of all works accompanied by short texts and floor plans.
Yilmaz Dziewior, Director of the Museum Ludwig: “The aim of this retrospective is to give a sense of the complexity of Wade Guyton’s oeuvre, showing the artist to be far more than just an exceptional painter. His practice is deeply rooted in a conceptual approach. For all the classicality of his works, with their broad network of references to precursors in the history of art, Guyton always surprises with new and unexpected changes of direction.”
Foreword by Yilmaz Dziewor (curator), essays by Johanna Burton, Michelle Kuo, Kerstin Stakemeier, and a conversation between the artist and Yilmaz Dziewor.
Authors: Yilmaz Dziewor, Johanna Burton, Michelle Kuo, Kerstin Stakemeier
Published by Museum Ludwig, Köln and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König on the occasion of the exhibition WADE GUYTON: ZWEI DEKADEN MCMXCIX-MMXIX (November 16, 2019 - March 1, 2020)
Hardcover, 24 x 28 x 4,5 cm, 600 pages, colour illustrations
Bilingual: German / English