Artist Folder

O, the creative power of music!

This folder features nine works of outstanding Leipzig artists, inspired by Beethoven and with individual interpretations. For centuries, Leipzig has been the home of music and fine arts. One of the world’s most famous orchestras is the Leipzig Gewandhaus (cloth hall) Orchestra, which has been playing the works of Beethoven for over 200 years. One of the oldest art colleges is the Academy of Visual Arts.

This edition of the folder is to mark the occasion of the performance of a cycle of all symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven in the 222nd season of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in 2002/2003, conducted by the Gewandhaus conductor Prof. Herbert Blomstedt.

The participating artists are members of the “Leipzig School” and a few are professors at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts. The artists used graphic techniques, which are also or particularly used for music printing, e.g. copperplate, engraving or lithography.

The art folder was an initiative of the Kunsthalle Sparkasse Leipzig. The proceeds from the sales of the folder will go towards the restoration of a historical church organ in Leipzig.

Box and inserts designed by Gert Wunderlich.

All nine pieces of artwork were printed on 300 g/m2 Hahnemühle handmade paper. The box is fully lined with cloth, the title is deeply embossed. The inserts were produced with book printing on handmade paper produced with a cylinder machine at Offizin Haag-Drugulin Leipzig. Format: 500 x 350 x 23 mm.

Circulation: 70 copies.

Price: On request.

The folder and other exhibition catalogs can be ordered by email, fax, mail or phone.