Daniel Richter: 10001 nacht

 

Forward by Veit Görner, essays by Susanne Figner, Anders Kold, and Kito Nedo. 

 

Daniel Richter has remained true to his characteristic outsider and adventurer theme in his latest paint­ings. At centre of the works we have the figure of the Levantine Old Man of the Mountain with the ­Assassins. It is that attested story of young Muslims in the Early Middle Ages who, as weak-willed agents of the leader of the archaic sect in a parallel universe – half- ­paradise, half-brothel – are being dosed up on hashish and who then, ­having come down from their high and as suicide attackers or terror­ists, plunge the Islamic world into a state of fear and panic.

 

This catalogue presents the latest series comprising many large-­format paintings for the first time and accompanies the series’ ­premiere held at the ­Kestnergesellschaft in Hanover. A spectacular, over­sized format guarantees optimal reproduction value; for the time being, this book is the only one available on the ­artist’s work.

 

Published by kestnergesellschaft