Günter Fruhtrunk (1923–1982), known for his plastic bag design for ALDI, was ubiquitous during the Bonn Republic of the 1960s and 1970s, but also beyond this period. To the present-day, his works composed of rhythmic colorful diagonals, stripes and lines are indispensable features of numerous collections and museums, such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, the Lenbachhaus in Munich and the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
An introduction by Florian Illies forms the prelude for this long overdue publication: a catalogue raisonné of Fruhtrunk’s silkscreen printing. Particularly in Fruhtrunk’s prints, which echo important visual solutions in his paintings, there is a purity and vehemence of color that develops. After years of intensive research, Peter Kirchhoff’s commendable documentation illustrates and catalogues more than 150 silkscreen prints. This publication is the first to focus on the print oeuvre of this important artist and documenta participant.