Sunday, 14 November 2010

Baby's in black

Arne Bellstorf: "Baby's in black - The story of Astrid Kirchherr & Stuart Sutcliffe"
216 pages, b/w, Softcover, ISBN 978-3-941099-12-8
Reprodukt, Berlin 2010.
"How does one tell the story as it was? … You have to consider the whole background of that time: what was Germany, how did we feel about our parents and what they had done? … The strongest influence for young Germans at this time was the desire - the need - to be different from our parent’s generation. We were struggling to find a new way, to escape the past and the burden of guilt we all carried.
Our philosophy then, because we were only little kids, was wearing black clothes and going around looking moody. Of course, we had a clue who Jean Paul Sartre was. We got inspired by all the French artists and writers, because that was the closest we could get. England was so far away, and America was out of the question. France was the nearest. So we got all the information from France, and we tried to dress like the French existentialists."
— Astrid Kirchherr

This is a comic book! The official site is here. Anyone read it?

1 comment:

Elise said...

So it's in English? :D