Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at the Ludwig Museum Koblenz, 30 August 2009 – 1 November 2009.
With contributions from Christiane Morsbach, Enrico Pedrini, Barbara Räderscheidt, Dieter Ronte , Wieland Schmied , Daniel Spoerri.
Ed. by Beate Reifenscheid
Publisher Kerber ART, 2009
Daniel Spoerri was a co-signatory of the Manifesto of Nouveau Réalisme in Paris in 1960 and founded the “Restaurant Spoerri” in Düsseldorf in 1968, where he founded his concept of “Eat Art” – a new theme in everyday culture revolving around food, its creation and passing away. To this day, the Eat Art he defined is connected with concepts that he already designed in the room he rented in the Hotel Carcassonne in Paris from 1959 to 1965 and developed further to the “Fallenbildern”, the “Tableaux-pièges” for which he is famous today. This publication presents the replica of the Paris room created by the artist and numerous original trap pictures from 1978 to 1992, supplemented by current assemblages of the so-called day boxes as well as life-size bronzes or sculptures.