Andy Warhol – Joseph Beuys
Andy Warhol – Joseph Beuys
Modular Work Catalog Vol. 10
Language: German / English

In 1980, two world artists met: Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys, whose work superficially has little in common, exhibited together in a Munich gallery. The art collector and great Beuys supporter Franz-Joseph van der Grinten described this as a "star encounter". The photographer Walter Schels, then at the beginning of his artistic career, used the opportunity to take portraits. In classic black-and-white portraits, movement studies, solarizations, overpaintings and collages, he dealt with both revolutionaries of contemporary art. This publication, produced with the kind support of Neustart Kultur and the German Cultural Foundation Fund, makes the diversity of this cycle of works visible for the first time.

With texts by Franz-Joseph van der Grinten and Walter Schels

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63 illustrations, 88 pages
Softcover, 22,5 x 28 cm
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Gullydeckel
Gullydeckel
Modular Work Catalog Vol. 6
Language: German/English

"In the late sixties, I moved to New York to become a photographer. On my walks through the city, I discovered the variety of manhole covers, which is particularly large in New York. Since then, I have brought manhole cover photos home from every trip. My collection includes pieces from Reykjavík, Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai, Bangkok, Istanbul, Frankfurt ... there are thousands. And yet, when I have one on the light table or a contact sheet in front of me, I can almost always tell where it was taken." Walter Schels

With texts by Walter Schels and Manuel Gasser
49 ilustrations, 48 pages
Softcover, 22,5 x 28 cm
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Menschen
Menschen
Modular Work Catalog Vol. 03
Language: German/English

As one of the great German portrait photographers, Schels became known with character studies of celebrities such as Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Angela Merkel or the Dalai Lama. "Three factors determine every portrait: posture, eye contact, facial expression"; says the photographer . "But what is a good portrait? And who should like the picture - the photographer, the sitter, the audience?" ...
With a text by Walter Schels

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65 illustrations, 64 pages
Softcover, 22,5 x 28 cm 
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NY Street Photography
NY Street Photography
Modular Work Catalog Vol. 04
Language: German/English

In the late sixties, Walter Schels went to New York to become a photographer. He had no training; until then he had earned his living as a window dresser. As a "complete beginner with a Leica around his neck" (Schels on Schels), he kept a diary with his camera as he wandered through Manhattan. The great portraitist's interest in people can already be seen in his early, previously unpublished reportage pictures. The photos taken during this period are published here for the first time.

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44 illustrations, 64 pages
Softcover, 22.5 x 28 cm
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Life Before Death. Encounters With The Terminally Ill
Life Before Death. Encounters With The Terminally Ill

Modular Work Catalog Vol. 14
Language: English

Few experiences are likely to affect us as profoundly as an encounter with death. Yet most deaths occur almost covertly, at one remove from our everyday lives. Death and dying are arguably our last taboos – the topics our society finds most difficult. We certainly fear them more than our ancestors did. Opportunities to learn more about them are rare indeed.

The photographer Walter Schels and the journalist Beate Lakotta spent over a year in hospices in northern Germany. They made portraits of 26 peoloe who were very close to death. All of them agreed to be photographed shortly before and after death. The project articulates the experiences, hopes and fears of the dying, and gives them one more opportunity to be heard.

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55 illustrations, 126 pages
Softcover, 22,5 x 28 cm
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BLUMEN | Flowers
BLUMEN | Flowers

Modular Work Catalog Vol. 08
Language: German/English

"Withering flowers achieve their own beauty and independence, because they have a life behind them - unlike all the uniformly fresh blooming tulips, roses, sunflowers. I photographed my series of old flowers from 2010-2016, partly with old Agfa, Kodak and Perutz films from the 40s to 60s. And I am an old photographer with old cameras." Seen in this light, the series shows a tribute to old age." Walter Schels

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41 illustrations, 68 pages
Softcover, 22,5 x 28 cm
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Animals. Memory Game
Animals. Memory Game
Sheep, elephant, lion, rabbit - they all show character here!
40 pairs of animals, 4-page leaflet with game instructions and motif overview in German and English
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Dogs. Memory Game
Dogs. Memory Game
Poodles, dachshunds, boxers, bassets - they all show character here!
40 pairs of dogs, 4-page leaflet with game instructions and motif overview in German and English
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Manhole Covers. Memory Game
Manhole Covers. Memory Game
New York, Nairobi, London, Berlin: discover the works of art in the asphalt of the metropolises!
40 pairs of manhole covers, 4-page leaflet with game instructions and motif overview in German and English
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With texts by Beate Lakotta
192 pages
S.Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt, 2016
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