This book offers a representative selection of hitherto unpublished drawings by Jonathan Meese; they cut across all the phases of his work as an artist and thus give an exciting insight into his oeuvre of drawings. The book also features an essay by Roberto Ohrt entitled “Dr. No Private Meese and the Masks of History”, which deals for the first time extensively with the public animosity the artist has faced in recent years in Germany. It peaked in 2013, for example, with his being sued for ostensibly expressing support for precisely that period in history which in his performances and his art he has consistently attacked to an quite unprecedented extent.
The book was published by Harpune Verlag on the occasion of the 8th Salon 2015 in St. Hamburg’s St. Pauli district.