CR 134. Year 1970

Photo Text Jochen Gerz Cr 134 Web

During a brief stop in New York the passengers on a Boeing 747 were reported to have said that India had taken back the United States of America from Castille.

Here is the evidence!

The viewer has lost the child like ability to look at the back of the picture and be surprised about the fact that there is nothing to see.

Detlef Blümler 1989. Translated by eCR editors

Dem Betrachter des Bildes ist die Fähigkeit des Kindes abhanden gekommen, auf die Rückseite zu schauen und sich zu wundern, daß es da nichts zu sehen gibt.

Detlef Blümler 1989



2 framed b+w photographs, each with 1 text (typed on cardboard), each 44 x 34 cm, total 44 x 76 cm

In addition to the English original German and French translations have been authorized.

Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne, Collection François et Ninon Robelin.


Köln 1974. Düsseldorf 1988 (Wien 1988. Jouy-en-Josas 1989. Saint-Etienne 1989. Hamburg 1990). Vancouver 1994 (Newport Beach 1995. Purchase 1996. Winnipeg 1996/97). Saint-Etienne 1995. Essen 2002. 


I: Köln 1974c, p. 17. Düsseldorf 1988, pp. 76-77. Vancouver 1994, p. 22. Saint-Etienne 1995, p. 164. Essen 2002, pp. 16-17

II: Stecker 1988, p. 302 

III: Unruh 1990 

V: Korn 1971

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