art book cologne GmbH & Co. KG
Deutzer Freiheit 107
Opening hours (office and showroom):
Monday to Friday 8 – 17
Phone: +49 221 800 80 80
Fax: +49 221 800 80 82
art book cologne, founded by Bernd Detsch in 1997, is a wholesale company and specializes in buying and selling high quality publications in art, art theory, architecture, design, photography, illustrated cultural history and all related subjects internationally. Our team includes specialists in art, culture, music, book trade and media but in spite of our diversity we have one common ground: the enthusiasm for unique art books.
We purchase remaining stocks from museums, publishers and art institutions. We sell these remainders to bookstores, museum shops, and art dealers all over the world.
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Martin Assig, born in 1954, is a prominent proponent of contemporary German painting. One of his passions are thriftstore artworks, which he collects and uses as canvases for his own paintings executed in the old technique of encaustic.
Leaving part of the original artwork visible in his overpaintings, Assig combines a trivial aesthetic with higly complex ondulating lines, writings and geometric patterns. He merges mundane romanticism and pastose abstraction into a kind of Art brut of the 21st century. Vases, Summits, Humans is another testimony to Martin Assig s sophisticated and idiosyncratic approach to painting.