"Photographic Masterpieces"


Publication 1981

Katalog 6
Edited by Galerie Rudolf Kicken
Published by Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1981
Essays in German and English by L. Fritz Gruber, and Suzanne E. Pastor
64 pages with 49 illustrations


L. Fritz Gruber writes in his foreword to the catalogue: “In a relatively short time Rudolf Kicken has succeeded in gaining for himself an internationally renowned name as photo-gallerist; having first established himself in Aachen, being then wise enough to continue his work in Cologne, and finally now a gallery with quite ambitious environment. He has brought together works for exhibitions that were often far more than mere sales-and-promotion exhibitions. His photo-historical and photo one-man shows – in which very rare pieces were often shown – were at times enriched by the addition of precious loans, thus better orienting the works on sale for the benefit of those interested. This intention to give a broad view is also seen in his catalogues, which answer, beyond any commercial usefulness, higher cultural demands by serving as important sources of information.”
This publication constitutes catalogue No. 6 published by the gallery. It was published on the occasion of the exhibition with the same title at Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne, Oct. 17 – Nov. 30, 1981, and in New York City, Nov. 6 – 8, 1981.