Hund und Sühne – Sieben erotische Aquarelle

Edited by Marion Schärer.
seven reproductions (Offset) in original size.
With an essay by Max Christian Graeff.
Design: Max Christian Graeff.
portfolio with an one colour silkprint, 46 × 55,5 cm. 
paper: Insite Modigliani Neve, 260 g, by Grupo Cordenans, Milano.
paper size: 45 × 55 cm.
June 2008.
Unique edition of 50, numbered portfolio, signed by Marion Schärer
Only available by direct order.
CHF 900,– / EUR 750,–

 

 

Many works by Hans Schärer (1927–1997) can be seen in international museums and collections. He was always drawn to the complexities of the human psyche and the unpredictability of life. He applied his inimitable sense of humour to cryptic, unsparing renditions of the colourful, hellish delights of paradise on earth, though not without a sympathetic understanding of human foibles and desires. In the early 1970s he began a series of watercolours with erotic motifs that became a self-contained body of work that explores the relationship between the sexes, and questions of power, myth and morals. The book «Gespenster im Leib» (Spectres in the Belly) and the portfolio «Hund und Sühne» (Dog and Atonement, not available in bookshops) do justice to these pictures, revealing the artist to be an extraordinary watercolourist.