About German photo artist Thomas DEMAND (b.1964, in Munich)

Thomas DEMAND is an artist who recreates crime scene and press photographs in paper, true to detail, and then photographs them. After the destruction of the model, these 'second' photographs are then exhibited as life-size photographs, which allow entry into the pictorial space through their deep hanging. The pictorial content remains so striking that, if the photographic model is known, the subject can be clearly identified. He does not see himself as a photographer, although this is his medium of exhibition. At the same time, he is also not exclusively a model maker, since the focus of his artistic work is on photographic reproduction, so that he is best understood as a reproducer of the media or as an illusionist.

Photo books by Thomas DEMAND

'Große Illusionen' (1999, mit Andreas GURSKY & Ed RUSCHA); 'The Conversation Series' (2007, with Hans Ulrich Obrist); 'Nationalgalerie' (2009); 'Thomas Demand and the Nationalgalerie. A Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist' (2009); 'La Carte d'après nature' (2010); 'Model studies' (2011); 'Executive: From Poll to Presidency' (2012); 'The Dailies' (2012, 2015); 'Blossom' (2015); 'The Complete Papers' (2018, 2019); 'House of Card' (2020); 'Made Realities' (2021, together with works by Philip-Lorca DiCORCIA, Andreas GURSKY, Jeff WALL); 'Mundo de Papel' (2022); 'Stutter of History' (2022, frnech edition: 2023)

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HC in Japanese binding, 31 x 24 cm., 64 pp. color ills., text language: English
60,00 € *
The catalog volume 'House of Cards' accompanies the large Thomas DEMAND exhibition. It begins with his current series 'Modellstudien', but also includes the projects 'Black Label', 'Embassy' & 'Nagelhaus'. Additionally, it contains many informative essays
45,00 € *
This catalog volume, 'The Stutter of History' ,accompanies the large Thomas DEMAND retrospectives in many museums worldwide. It shows the breadth and depth of his artistic output and why he is considered one of the leading contemporary artists worldwide.
65,00 € Weight 1.3 kg
This extensive designed volume, 'The Complete Papers' by renowned artist Thomas DEMAND, contains previously unseen early works as well as reference reproductions of each of his pieces. Housed in a slipcase, is already considered a reference to his work.
98,00 €
With photo works by Andreas GURSKY, Ed RUSCHA and Thomas DEMAND - Gebundene Ausgabe ohne Schutzumschlag (wie erschienen), 30,5 x 24,5 x 2 cm., 119 S., 46 S/W & 39 Farb-Abb., 1.100 gr., deutsch-sprachiger Text - GERMAN TEXT ONLY!
98,00 € * Weight 1.1 kg
In 'Made Realities' Thomas DEMAND, Philip-Lorca DiCORCIA, Andreas GURSKY & Jeff WALL use the momentary nature of photography to create their views on reality, playing with the perception, irritating & inviting to an own interpretation of what is depicted.
24,90 €
This book, 'Executive. From Poll to Presidency', records two projects from Thomas DEMAND, 'Embassy' (2007) and 'Presidency' (2008). For both series, he used images of an embassy interior & the 'Oval Office' at the White House, and reconstructed the rooms.
19,80 € * Weight 0.2 kg
Gebundene Ausgabe mit Schutzumschlag, 30 x 29 x 3 cm., 210 S., Farb-Abb., deutsch-sprachiger Text - GERMAN TEXT ONLY!
125,00 € *
'Mundo de Papel' by Thomas DEMAND, explores the relationship between representation and 'real' events. It shows the sophisticated mechanics of paper in the form of pop-ups, each recreates a cityscape. A separate volume contains the text by Vargas Llosa.
125,00 € * Weight 1 kg
'Here We Are Today. Das Bild der Welt in Foto- & Videokunst' shows moving facets of our world. Factual-documentary, emotional, highly explosive - characteristic positions of the artistic examination of the central questions of globalized society are shown
39,90 € *
More photo volumes by Thomas DEMAND

For these volumes you are welcome to add me to the 'wanted' list or to place a research order. To do so, simply email me at 'info@cafelehmitz-photobooks.com' and I will get back to you shortly.

  • 'Reconstructing Space' (1999)
    'New Work' (2002)
    'Thomas Demand' (2003)
    'b&k+' (2004)
    'MoMA' (2005)
    'Thomas Demand' (2003)
    'b&k+' (2004)

    'MoMA' (2005)

    'L' Ésprit d' Éscalier' (2007)
    'Processo Grottesco / Yellowcake' (2008)

    'Nationalgalerie' (2009)

    'Th. Demand and the Nationalgalerie. A conversation with H.U. Obrist' (2009)

    'La Carte d'après nature' (2010)
    'Model studies' (2011)