Rainer Fetting – Berlin


Rainer Fetting is perhaps the best known of the contemporary German artists who in the late 1970s strove to capture the atmosphere of West Berlin where frequent student protests and the homosexual rights movement provided powerful impetus for societal change in spite of constraints caused by the Wall. Through his expressive cityscapes in the Neue Wilde style, Fetting became a sensitive observer of this atmosphere, and his depictions of the Wall, in particular, with their decisive style and vibrant color palette, represent a vital metropolis welcoming of alternative lifestyles.

With sixty full-color illustrations and essays by, among others, Guido Fassbender, Travis Jeppesen, Thomas Köhler, Heinz Stahlhut, and Simone Wiechers, this lavish volume represents Fetting’s prolific creative output.

Combined German/English Edition


Preface and Thanks

This Town Was So Fractured—So Unhealthy: Photographs, Berlin 1977–1983

Because I was Fascinated by the Change: Photographs, Berlin 1992–1998

Five Paintings by Rainer Fetting: Role plays and portraits of friends
Travis Jeppesen

Basically We’re All Failed Rock Stars: The Galerie am Moritzplatz and Berlin
Guido Fassbender

The Beholder on Stage: Drummer and Guitarist
Heinz Stahlhut

Pelicans at Potsdamer Platz: The new Berlin in the works of Rainer Fetting
Simone Wiechers

List of Works

Biography and Exhibitions



Hardcover : 133 pages

ISBN-13 : 978-3777440217

Publisher : Hirmer Publishers (July 15, 2011)

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