Graphische Kunst

Internationale Zeitschrift für Buchkunst und Graphik

Mrs Eva Masthoff (Haltern am See) has informed me about a chess related article in the (just published) current issue of the German magazine Graphische Kunst - Internationale Zeitschrift für Buchkunst und Graphik.

According to Eva Masthoff it is a fabulous article by the editor Jürgen Schweitzer, entitled "Schachvergiftung! - die Schachillustrationen von Elke Rehder in 20 Jahren Elke Rehder Presse." [Chess poisoning! – the chess illustrations by Elke Rehder in 20 years of Elke Rehder press.]
The magazine is published in 3 different editions, and you can buy single issues; Edition C (single issue 18 € + postage) is the cheapest alternative (not numbered, without original graphics enclosed). Please see the website for more details. (The current issue 2/2013 is not yet given on the site, will probably take some days.)

You may order from:

Edition Curt Visel, Mr Jürgen Schweitzer
Weberstraße 36
87700 Memmingen

phone  +49 (0) 83 31 / 28 53
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PS: Eva Masthoff has also contributed to this issue with an essay "Die Kraft der Farbe - Willy Braspennincx", and the work "Lido" (serigraph) of the Belgian artist Willy Braspennincx is given on the title page.

  • PublisherEdition Curt Visel
  • Pages31
  • Formatsstaple
  • MiscellaneousLarge format: 32.5 x 23 cm; partly color printing on glossy paper

PPS (23-12-2013):
Moreover Mrs Masthoff has generously sent me the nice chess ex libris depicted below (it was produced by the above mentioned artist Willy Braspennincx), and a copy of her lovely booklet Ein Exlibris zieht Kreise – An Ex Libris is making waves: A bi-lingual (i.e. German/English), limited and numbered edition of 150 copies, 37 pages (unpaginated), with many attractive color illustrations and photographs. It deals with the English composer Sir William T. Walton or his ex libris respectively which is given on the title page. This ex libris, designed by the Italian artist Gino Severini, shows the familiar Pulcinella motif, and in her booklet Eva Masthoff pursues some questions still open with regard to the bookplate. (Published by Frederikshavn Kunstmuseum, October 2001; ISBN 87 7317 282 0.)

The booklet has nothing to do with chess so far, from the Wikipedia page of William Walton we learn among other things that he wrote a Cello Concerto for Gregor Piatigorsky in 1956. That at least will remind each chess aficionado of Jacqueline Piatigorsky as well who passed away last year at the age of 100(!) (*6-11-1911  †15-07-2012), and of the exhibition in her honor currently staged at the World Chess Hall of Fame in Saint Louis. The exhibition is meanwhile announced on our page Events, I give here once more the link to the wonderful Jacqueline Piatigorsky page.

Ralf Binnewirtz, 07-12-2013 / updated 18-12-2013 and 23-12-2013