»Hommage an Philip Rosenthal«
Seventeen internationally recognized artists, political associates and friends have each designed a limited edition artwork in honour of Philip Rosenthal, the lifelong visionary and artist who died in September 2001. This artistic tribute, known as "Rosenthal Relief Series", builds on an original idea of Philip Rosenthal (the earlier "Rosenthal Limited Art Series" was launched in 1968).
»He was always the natural choice « (original title: »Er gab immer dem Natürlichen den Vorzug«)
Eugen Gomringer, formerly the cultural director at Rosenthal and today an outstanding representative of concrete poetry, remembers having met Philip Rosenthal at Café Kranzler in Berlin. He appreciated his positive way of criticising and kept hearing the following sentence: "We have to create things that intellectuals (the artist), children and old women can respond to equally and give something to everyone”. Prof. Eugen Gomringer has created "He was alway the natural choice", a relief text object on white porcelain in a worldwide edition of 49 copies.
All the artistic contributions to Homage to Philip Rosenthal are strictly limited editions. The pieces by 17 artists are only manufactured to order; you will receive your copy with an official certificate supplied in a high-quality wooden box. If you have any questions, please call our Customer Service.