Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Ludwig Museum Koblenz, March-May 2017
With texts from: Rainer Gross, Mark R. Hesslinger, Sam Hunter, Jörn Merkert, Wolfgang Niedecken, Carolyn Oldenbusch, Beate Reifenscheid
Ed.: Beate Reifenscheid, Mark R. Hesslinger
24 x 30 cm, 184 pages, 105 illustrations
Silvana Editoriale, 2017
In 1972, the already famous curator Harald Szeemann Howard Kanovitz – together with the Americans Chuck Close and Richard Estes, the British painter Malcolm Morley, the Swiss artist Franz Gertsch and the Germans Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke – invited to participate in documenta 5 in Kassel as exponents of photography-based painting. Kanovitz also took part in documenta 6 in 1977. He received solo exhibitions from museums in other cities, including Utrecht, Duisburg, Berlin and Hanover.
Visible Difference at the Museum Ludwig, Koblenz, is Kanovitz’ first solo exhibition in a museum since 1980 and offers the opportunity to rediscover this master of Pop Art and Photorealism, to trace his artistic development by means of groundbreaking works from his oeuvre and to conduct a scientific examination of his artistic significance in retrospect.