Welcome to photobooks, portfolios and exquisite editions.
Publications such as photobooks are, next to the original artworks, the legitimate reproduction of a work. They also hold the possibility to give a text to the works, to classify them and to reflect their background.
Catalogs and photobooks
The first catalog was published in 1998, two years after he had created his work across the German border. Of the total number of prints of 500 copies, about 300 were destroyed by the printing company. Therefore, there are very few copies of this small catalog. Some other photobooks, such as the first photobook about the contact arches monuments, is out of print and there are only a few signed copies and some with an enclosed special edition. Others, such as the calendar from Andalusia or the folder from China are not available here at all and should be extremely difficult to find. A first bibliography has also been published in 2019.
The artist has been working for many years in parallel on sketchbooks, which are occasionally exhibited with. This refers to artist photobooks in the smallest edition of 6 or 10 pieces, which the artist himself binds as photobooks with originals.
There are often special editions to the photobooks to acquire. Occasionally, these exist in 30 or 100 copies. Sometimes a small original is included or the first 100 copies are numbered and signed. In most cases, the special editions serve to finance the printing of the photobooks, in some cases they are also intended to refinance it, since it is rarely possible to finance a photobook purely through sales. Nevertheless, special editions always remain the uniqe, exclusive copies within the photobook edition.
During his studies, Tthe artist repeatedly published entire portfolios as photobooks. These were 10 or 20 original prints, in the case of the German Border Project over 50 prints, in a special box. In 2009, another portfolio was added: The Hearst Tower in an exclusive cloth-bound hand-bound slipcase.
Individual special editions
From time to time, there are requests from outside the company to publish a small special edition of photobooks for certain occasions. However, the special editions of individual prints mentioned here are not commissioned works.
Nowadays exhibition posters are rather rare. However, there are works that are so large in the original that they do not fit into the home or exceed the format of the exchange. Some of these large works are also available as limited, numbered and signed offset prints.
In case you wish to order directly from the artist. It is very simple. Got to: https://shop.thomaskellner.com/
|1996||Fensterraeume, artist's book, 1996, 12 BW-prints 17,5 x 17,5 cm on 26,5 x 19,5 cm paper, edition 20, 10 sets spiralbound, 10 sets in portfoliobox|
|1994||Eine Schnecke auf dem Weg zur Kamera (A snail shell on its way to become a camera), artist's book, 11 BW-prints 17,5 x 17,5 cm on 26,5 x 19,5 cm paper, spiralbound, edition 6|
|1995||Sixtorama, Portfolio & artist's book, 20 bw-prints from 1994, each 54,0 x 11,5cm / 21,1" x 4,5", edition 10+1|
|2006||Hearst Tower New York, 2006, Portfolio Box with 7 prints, sketches silkprinted on each indiviudual cover in linenbound portfolio-box, edition: 5+2 AP|
|1996||Germany – view from inside out, 1996, 54 bw-prints, 17,5 x 17,5 cm / 6,8" x 6,8", edition 5|
|Germany – Border walks, 1996, 53 bw-prints, 17,5 x 17,5 cm / 6,8" x 6,8", edition 5|
|Germany – border panoramas, 1996, 14 bw-prints, each edition 10|
|Hotel room, 1996, 8 bw-prints, 17,5 x 17,5 cm / 6,8" x 6,8", edition 2|
|Seen twice, 1996, 7 bw-prints, 17,5 x 17,5 cm / 6,8" x 6,8", edition 2|
|Space between two windows, artist's book, 1996, 12 BW-prints 17,5x17,5cm on 26,5x19,5 paper, edition 20, 10 sets spiralbound, 10 sets in portfoliobox|
|1995||Portfolio & artist's book Sixtorama: 20 bw-prints from 1994, each 54,0 x 11,5cm / 21,1" x 4,5", edition 10+1|
|1994||Gorges du Regalon, linenbound portfolio box, 1994/96, 5 BW-prints 16,4 x 23,5 cm, edition 10+3|
|Dying Nature, 10 BW prints, each 16,4 x 23,5 cm / 6,4" x 9,2", edition 10+3|
|5 pinhole photographs from 1993 and 1994 in a self bound folio 30 x 20 cm edition 20+3|
|1992||5 BW-photographs, with an edition of 20 for my first solo show in Eschweiler.|
|2020||72#15s Siegen, Nikolaikirche, 2013, C-Print, 15cm x 27,5cm / 5,91" x 10,83", edition 100|
|2010||73#04 Siegen, Walzen Irle, 2010, C-Print, 8 x 11 cm, edition 50+5|
|2009||Schacht XII, Zeche Zollverein 2009, C-Print, 7,8 x 10,5 cm / 3.1" x 4,1", edition 100+5|
|2008||visitor Frank in front of a pink oval by Ruprecht Geiger at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Siegen, 2008 / 2011, 21 x 30 cm, edition 20+3AP|
|2006||Folio with 66#16, Mexico, Biblioteca UNAM 2006, C-Print, 19 x 24,5 cm / 7,5"x9,6", edition 100+3|
|2004||facades, C-Print of the original frontside instalation file, 2004, 30,4 x 8,7 cm on 30,4 x 21,0 cm / 11,8" x 3,4" on 11,8" x 8,2", edition 30+3|
|2002||Arbor, mespilus germanica 2, 2002, BW-Print, 21 x 28 cm / 8,2" x 10,9", edition 10+3AP|
|2000||Euroshredder: 3 special editions, C-Prints from 2000, each 10 x 15 cm in a mat, edition 100|