The book presents over one hundred works on paper by fifty international artists from the collection of the Deutsche Bank and opens an entirely new perspective on the medium. The selection of works tries to make cross-connections visible, to show how content and formal topics are picked up by different artists at different times and transformed over and over again.
It presents classical modernist drawings by Wassily Kandinsky, Otto Dix and Kurt Schwitters as well as works by contemporary artists from South America and Africa such as Marina De Caro, Laura Lima and David Koloane. Heroes of postwar art–Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Lucian Freud–meet pioneering artists of different generations: Louise Bourgeois, Marlene Dumas, Kara Walker.
The publication was designed by the Mexican artist Erick Beltrán as an elaborate, nine-metre-long Leporello.