Benjamin Katz

Carola Peill

550€  *
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  • 2 black and white photographies. Gelatin silver print on photo paper

  • 1975

  • Je ca. 24 x 17,7 cm

  • 1939

  • Each with copyright stamp on back

  • Benjamin Katz captures fleeting moments, artists and other protagonist of the art und cultural scene. He studied photography from 2006 until 2008 at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • Museen der Stadt Köln, Bulletin 4, 1982, fig. p. 60 (portrait from the front)


Benjamin Katz, born in 1939 in Antwerp, is a renowned photographer, who is also an active essayist and temporary gallerist. Imagining some of the heroes of German contemporary artsuch as Georg Baselitz, Sigmar Polke, Joseph Beuys or A.R. Penckwould be impossible without Katz: His photographs document the artistic processes, memorable exhibitions and details of their studios. Originally, Katz was interested in painting, enrolling at the Academy of Fine and Applied Arts Tournai. Further, studied printmaking at the University of Arts in Berlin, where he was taught by Hans Jaenisch and Ernst Böhm. Cultivating his interest in visual arts, he also explored action as a means of expression. Shortly after graduating, he and Michael Werner opened a gallery in Berlin, Galerie Katz&Werner. From 1963 to 1969, they exhibited artists such as Baselitz, Lüpertz or Broodthaers, and enjoyed a wide recognition. In 1972, Katz moved to Cologne, where he still resides, and there started to explore the medium of photography. His works have been extensively exhibited since the mid 1980s, with the most notable shows at venues such as the Documenta in Kassel (1992), Museum Ludwig Cologne (1996), Villa Massimo in Rome (2003) and Kunsthalle Bremerhaven (2012). In 2006, the photographer himself has been portrayed in the documentary "Der Photograph", directed by Jürgen Heiter.


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