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Norman Behrendt

Blueprint 2017-20 / collector edition


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In 2017-18, while living in London, the artist Norman Behrendt observed how tabloids were filled with accusations, polemical commentaries and abridged versions of complex political processes around the many unresolved issues concerning Brexit. Behrendt became particularly interested in the bizarre and irritating combination of headline and picture on the cover of the Evening Standard newspaper that is distributed for free in the public transport in London. He edited the cover pages of the tabloid by applying the cyanotype process as a masking tool—toning down irrelevant information in prussian blue and thereby highlighting Brexit related headlines and out of context imagery of celebrity gossip and junk food news.

The Collector’s edition ofBlueprint 2017-20 includes the book housed in a slipcase, with hot foiled European Union logo with one star cut out, wrapped in unique cyanotyped tabloid newspaper sheet and an original A3 cyanotype print.

212 photographs, an essay by Lucy Soutter, and an appendix featuring crucial texts and speeches about Brexit and EU-UK relations.

An original A3 cyanotype print, produced by Behrendt in Berlin. Three works each in edition of 10 unique reproductions, placed in a raw board folder. The selected works are
-explosion, (the impossible becomes possible)
-demolition (cooling towers, Didcot power station, UK, 2019)
tory power stance, (George Osborne)

  • date of publication : november 2021
  • pages : 304 p.
  • format : 26 x 17 x 3
  • impression : Cyanotyped tabloid newspaper sheet of the ”Evening Standard“, book housed in a slipcase with hot foiled EU-logo, duotone offset printing.
  • tirage : 30 unique copies, numbered and signed
  • binding : bound in paperback, soft cover
  • ISBN : 1000000013979
  • publishers : Kult Books
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