Franz West Bibliography (232 Kb)
Franz West was born in Vienna in 1947 and studied at the Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna. He died in Vienna in July 2012. West's work has been a fixture in countless international survey exhibitions such as Documenta and Biennales all over the world, and it is included in major public collections including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and MAXXI, Rome. Recent solo exhibitions include “We’ll Not Carry Coals,” Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2003); “Recent Sculptures”, Lincoln Center, New York (2004); Vancouver Art Gallery (2005); MAK, Vienna (2008); “To Build A House You Start with the Roof: Work, 1972–2008,” Baltimore Museum of Art (2008–09, traveled to Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2009); and “Franz West: Autotheater,” Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2010, traveled to MADRE, Naples and Universalmuseum, Graz, Austria in 2010–11).