by Linder Sterling
Published by Walther König, Köln
Edited and with foreword by Fabrice Hergott, Veit Görner. Text by Heinrich Dietz, Fabienne Dumont, Emmanuelle de l’Écotais, Veit Görner, Fabrice Hergott, Linder, Morrissey.
Published fanzine-style on newsprint with a cloth-tape spine, in close collaboration with the artist, Linder: Woman/Object celebrates the career of a protagonist of British punk. Linder’s activities over the past 35 years have encompassed art, music, dance and fashion, deploying collage, photography, video and performance. Throughout, she has pursued an uncompromising feminist critique of gender and the sexual marketing of the female body, most famously in her collages derived from pornography, which were first published on the sleeves of Buzzcocks records. Over the past decade or so, Linder’s work has emerged as a crucial precedent for many artists addressing the image politics of consumerism. This volume gathers a large sampling of collages from across Linder’s career (many reproduced as bound-in color plates), as well as self-portraits and various texts, including a conversation between Linder and Morrissey.