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Rémy Zaugg, typographic works 1986–2005

Contributed by Andreas Kofler on Mar 12th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 1990
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    About Death II, 5. 1998–2002/2005.
    Source: https://balkon.art Mai36 Galerie Zürich. License: All Rights Reserved.

    About Death II, 5. 1998–2002/2005.

    Swiss painter Rémy Zaugg (1943–2005) is well-known for the text images he made from the second half of the 1980s until his death, assisted by his wife, Michèle Zaugg-Röthlisberger. The screen-printed words or phrases are composed in Adrian Frutiger’s Univers 85.

    Un Lieu, from the “Notes, Études” series, 1985–88.
    Source: http://jlggb.net License: All Rights Reserved.

    Un Lieu, from the “Notes, Études” series, 1985–88.

    Die Gründung die Begründung der Grund (für ein Bild) die Grundierung, 1986/87.
    Source: https://www.christies.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Die Gründung die Begründung der Grund (für ein Bild) die Grundierung, 1986/87.

    Schau, Du bist blind, 1991.
    Source: https://www.lempertz.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Schau, Du bist blind, 1991.

    Schau, ich bin blind, schau, 1997.
    Source: https://www.sothebys.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Schau, ich bin blind, schau, 1997.

    About Blindness Nr. 18, 1998/99.
    Source: https://kettererkunst.de Mai 36 Galerie. License: All Rights Reserved.

    About Blindness Nr. 18, 1998/99.

    About Blindness Nr. 23, 1998/99.
    Source: https://kettererkunst.de Mai 36 Galerie. License: All Rights Reserved.

    About Blindness Nr. 23, 1998/99.

    Rémy Zaugg, typographic works 1986–2005 8
    Source: https://stefan-pangritz.de License: All Rights Reserved.
    Neue Bilder 48d, Ich, ich sehe Dich, 1998.
    Source: https://balkon.art Mai36 Galerie Zürich. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Neue Bilder 48d, Ich, ich sehe Dich, 1998.

    Look/I am/Blind/Look (Nr 16), 1998/99.
    Source: https://www.bukowskis.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Look/I am/Blind/Look (Nr 16), 1998/99.

    De la cécité, No 31, 1994–2001.
    Source: https://www.artbasel.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    De la cécité, No 31, 1994–2001.

    GRAUW / BEELD / BLIND, 1996. Aquatint edition of a mural.
    Source: https://www.kunstveiling.nl License: All Rights Reserved.

    GRAUW / BEELD / BLIND, 1996. Aquatint edition of a mural.

    “Grauw Beeld Blind by Rémy Zaugg was painted as a mural on this building for the travaux publique project in 1996. Textual works of art have been created throughout the city for this exhibition of the van Abbe museum and Peninsula foundation.”
    Source: https://www.kunstveiling.nl License: All Rights Reserved.

    Grauw Beeld Blind by Rémy Zaugg was painted as a mural on this building for the travaux publique project in 1996. Textual works of art have been created throughout the city for this exhibition of the van Abbe museum and Peninsula foundation.”

    Aber ich die Welt ich sehe Dich, 1994.
    Source: http://www.artnet.com Mai 36 Galerie. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Aber ich die Welt ich sehe Dich, 1994.

    Not Here, 1995.
    Source: https://mai36.com Mai 36 Galerie. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Not Here, 1995.

    Two paintings from the series I, myself, 2002/03 “comprising 18 pale grey text-paintings in different sizes”.
    Source: http://contemporaneities.com Gerhard Kassner. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Two paintings from the series I, myself, 2002/03 “comprising 18 pale grey text-paintings in different sizes”.

    View from the exhibition of the I, myself series at Galerie Nordenhake.
    Source: http://contemporaneities.com © Gerhard Kassner. License: All Rights Reserved.

    View from the exhibition of the I, myself series at Galerie Nordenhake.

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    1 Comment on “Rémy Zaugg, typographic works 1986–2005”

    1. A few years after Zaugg’s death, Claude Stadelmann published Vice/Versa, a documentary portrait of the artist. According to the “jlggbblog” his wife Michèle Röthlisberger-Zaugg explains in the documentary that she handles the typography of Zaugg’s works: “the space between two letters, I tell myself that it is too big, I tell myself that it is too small, never sure.”

      Below a small fragment from Vice/Versa that shows Zaugg at work.

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