Author: Mark Coetzee and Laura Steward Heon
Genre: Contemporary Art History/Exhibitions
In Life After Death, a group of essays commemorates the revival of painting that occurred by a group of young German painters during the decade after 1989—immediately following the fall of the Berlin wall. These men were the “Renaissance men” of our time and Steward and Coetzee take a look through the Rubell collection to examine the remarkable feat that these artists have created in times that are often looked at as less than alive. So the next time you see a clever ironic t-shirt that unknowingly claims “Hip Hop is Dead” politely tell them, “So is painting”.