the swiss avant garde part 2

Hugo Schuhmacher

Hans Rudolf Giger

Gianfredo Camesi

Max Matter

Ueli Berger

Markus Raetz

Herbert Distel

Jakob Bill

Alfred Hofkunst

Heiner Kielholz

Peter Staempfli

Edy Brunner

Markus Müller

Hugo Suter

Christian Rothacher

Dieter Meier

Urs Lüthi

Luciano Castelli

Willy Müller-Brittnau

Albert Siegenthaler

Hans-Jörg Glattfelder

All images from the
sweet little catalog
circa 1971.


  1. dieter meier at the races '88

  2. another half baked study about the foundation of swiss culture:
    p- believe me..the right drink to have with the fondue is kirsch

    Herbert Distel looks for one of his egg sculptures: Spiegelei im Becher. Spiegelei im Becher is the title of a sculpture dating back to 1970. Its height is 1m70 (5’ 6 ⁹/₁₀’’). The egg is made of chromed steel and the egg-cup is white polyurethane brushed wood. Under the auspices of Pro Helvetia, the piece was shipped from Switzerland to New York City in 1971, to be displayed at the “The Swiss Avant Garde“ exhibition at the New York Cultural Center. At that time, I was connected to the Zurich based Gimpel & Hanover gallery, which was also active as the Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer gallery in NYC. At the end of the show, Spiegelei im Becher was not returned to Europe, but stored by this gallery. Later on, probably in 1973, it was agreed with Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer that the sculpture should be moved to the Ronald Feldman gallery, also based in NYC. I don’t know for sure if this happened at all. Obviously, there are no written documents about that. Today, 40 years later, nobody of both the still existing galleries can remember anything. Please help me to find the current location of the sculpture Spiegelei im Becher! It is very important to me for the work in progress of a catalogue raisonné. Therefore I have authorized BerenaNews to support my search. Please send the search run to all your friends, because someone knows somebody who knows the one who has this magic egg at home. Please send any pertinent information to info@berenanews.com Thank you Herbert Distel www.berenanews.com/egg.html