Graspin Color with your HandsCONVERSATIONS
This book was published to celebrate Emil Schumacher’s 85th birthday. Ten years before, Werner Krüger had already published a filmed portrait of the artist for his 75th birthday. Schumacher and Krüger shared a long friendship, which they nurtured with an open and regular exchange of ideas. The conversations that are presented here were conducted in Hagen and Ibiza in 1997. In them, Schumacher shows himself not to be a disciple of theory and conceptual superstructure. When he speaks about art, it is with the experience of a painter who daily wrestles to produce good paintings, and who is familiar with all the ups and downs of an artist’s existence. Too much self-assuredness is suspicious to him, humility an indispensable virtue. "Painting is a ritual of evocation," Schumacher says, "the painter needs to breathe soul into the material by touch."
Edited by: Werner Krüger
95 pages, hardcover with dust jacket, numbered and hand-signed by Emil Schumacher. English title and description for information purposes only, the book is only available in German. € 150,-
ISBN: 3-929769-44-1 – available at the museum gift shop or via
This book was published in a limited, signed edition of 1,000 pieces. The pages are all illustrated with writings by Schumacher and signed by him in the back of the book.
The last copies of this book still in the possession of the Emil Schumacher Foundation are now available as part of the celebration of Emil Schumacher’s 100th birthday.