Katerina Vatsella

Edition MAT: Die Entstehung einer Kunstform

Daniel Spoerri, Karl Gerstner, and the multiple


The book documents for the first time the history of the Edition MAT, the first edition of multiples, as well as the genesis and developmental history of this art form, which has become an established instrument for artistic expression.

Edition MAT was founded in 1959 in Paris by Daniel Spoerri. Beginning in 1964, Karl Gerstner was co-editor of this edition, which launched a variety of objects by a total of thirty-five artists, e.g., Arman, Christo, Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Dieter Roth, Niki de Saint Phalle, Emmett Williams, and others.


This examination also focuses on the genesis of the multiple since the early twentieth century, the definition of the term, questions concerning the value of the original and the self-image of the multiple in Europe and the United States at the beginning of its dissemination.


304 pages, 159 illustrations, of which 62 are in color, hardcover

ISBN 3-931785-61-0

Price: 50.00 €
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