Museum aan het Vrijthof
'A Passion For TASCHEN'
          a collector's view
March 5th - August 27th 2017
WORLD PREMIERE: TASCHEN exhibition at Museum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht

‘A Passion For TASCHEN’
a collector's view

March 5 - August 27, 2017

In 2016 Benedikt Taschen received the Photographic Publishing Award from The Royal Photographic Society for "his outstanding achievement in the field of photographic publishing". Now, Museum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht presents an exhibition devoted to the TASCHEN  phenomenon, which will take place around the international TEFAF-fair in Maastricht.

The exhibition is oriented around the library of one of the world’s greatest TASCHEN collectors. Through his eyes we view the boldness, vision and variety of TASCHEN’s program across art, photography, sports, history, nature, society, and eroticism. Presenting Art and Collector’s editions, original photographs, bestsellers and objects from the TASCHEN archive the visitor experiences the thematic diversity and artistic quality of the publishing house, as well as their roster of leading creative collaborators, including Helmut Newton, Sebastião Salgado and Annie Leibovitz.

The exhibition also features a number of tailor-made bookstands, considered part of a Gesamtkunstwerk in TASCHEN’s Art and Collector’s Editions and conceived by top designers such as Philippe Starck and Marc Newson. An XXX room (adult content) will showcase some of TASCHEN’s more explicit titles, regarded as controversial by some, but an integral part of the editorial list. The exhibition ends with a "please touch room" where visitors can browse the books themselves.
Exhibition powered by:

Centrum Verhuizingen
Fotovakschool Nederland
Lenssen Lijstenmakerij
Lady Gaga by Annie Leibovitz
Copyright: TASCHEN
TASCHEN Store Milan
Copyright TASCHEN / Mark Seelen
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