Walter Dahn

The Return Of The Snake Boy, 2014

Gouache and Silk Screen on Nettle Cloth
101 x 66 cm

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About the artwork

With special thanks to the artist and Sprueth Magers. 

About the artist

Walter Dahn (*1954, St. Tönis) lives and works in Cologne. His work has been shown in numerous solo exhibition, including Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn (1985), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Museum für Gegenwartskunst (1986 and 1989) and Kunsthalle Basel; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld; Kunstmuseum Hannover (all 1986); Kunsthalle zu Kiel (1994) and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1997). Additionally Dahn has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Groninger Museum (1981), Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (1982 and 2009), MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York (1984), Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (all 1989), Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (1994, 2000 and 2011), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1996), ZKM – Museum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe (2003 and 2005), Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2006), Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (2007), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2012), Kunsthalle Nürnberg (2013) and Marta Herford (2014). Dahn’s works were exhibited at documenta 7 in Kassel (1982) and at the Biennale of Sydney (1992).

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