THOMAS BAYRLE: PLAYTIME
This richly illustrated monograph brings together Bayrle’s paintings, sculptures, drawings, wallpapers, installations, and prints from the past years to showcase his lasting influence and continued relevance. Bayrle, along with Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke, is considered a pivotal figure of the German pop movement, and his early adoption of computer-aided art production anticipated today’s digital aesthetics. This remarkable book highlights the full breadth and complexity of Bayrle’s career to date.
Daniel Birnbaum is director of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Kerstin Brätsch is a New York-based artist. Gary Carrion-Murayari is Kraus Family Curator at the New Museum, NY. Massimiliano Gioni is Edlis Neeson Artistic Director at the New Museum, NY. Mark Godfrey is a senior curator at Tate Modern, London. Alex Kitnick is a New York-based art historian and critic. Oliver Laric is a Berlin-based artist. Christine Mehring is department chair and professor of art history at the University of Chicago.