René Block is being celebrated during Berlin Art Week at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) with an exhibition of his most treasured works. As one of Germany's most esteemed art world figures, FAM is delighted to call René Block's gallery Edition Block its partner.
Block pioneered intermedia art, Fluxus, and happenings and in so doing played a key role in launching Berlin's embrace of contemporary art. His first exhibition in 1964 entitled Neodada, Pop, Décollage, Kapitalistischer Realismus featured the then unknown artists Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Joseph Beuys, and Nam June Paik. A fervent believer and advocate of multiples and prints, Block's tireless collaboration with his artists produced an astonishing array of serially produced work that was quite unlike anything else seen before in the art world. Setting up a branch of his gallery in New York in 1974, the first show was the legendary I like America and America likes me by Joseph Beuys.
Presenting favored pieces from René Block's curatorship since 1964, the exhibition at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein is teeming with fascinating works. In partnership with n.b.k, the Berlinische Galerie draws on the archive of René Block from 1964 to 2014 for its exhibition and is filled with material, documents, and photographs from some of his landmark exhibitions.
FAM is proud to announce that multiples and editions from artists exhibited in this historic show are available now on our platform: