Rebel Without A Cause by Stefan Marx and Christoph Keller
Rebel Without A Cause is a project by artist Stefan Marx and distiller Christoph Keller. It features Keller's exorbitant collection of over 150 traffic tickets and regulatory warnings that he accumulated over the last 20 years. These acts of misconduct and unpleasant letters by the authorities transform into art with Stefan Marx’ associative drawings layered on top of each ticket. The originals were sold for the same price as the fine multiplied by 7 at Galerie Karin Guenther in Hamburg, under the motto "cheaper ticket = inexpensive artwork" thus the initial punishment transforming into a reward, value and joy. A special edition of the book with an original drawing at various price points (fine multiplied by 7) is available in an edition of 15 copies.
Stefan Marx (*1979) is a Hamburg based artist. His T-shirt label The Lousy Livincompany is a platform for his drawings published on T-shirts. He has worked for numerous skateboard and T-shirt labels worldwide. His artist books are published by Nieves, Rollo-Press, and Christoph Keller Editions/JRP Ringier – beside these releases he publishes regulary by himself. All Smallville Records releases are visually defined by Marx' drawings. Smallville Records is also the label of his band The Dead Sea. He has lectured widely in Germany and taught Drawing at the Bauhaus University in Weimar.
Christoph Keller (*1969) is a highly acclaimed spirits and liquor distiller at Stählemühle, his distillery in southern Germany. As a former art publisher, editor, designer, and curator he continues to publish artist books under the publishing label Christoph Keller Editions through Swiss publishers JRP Ringier. His curated archive on independent publishing Kiosk – Modes of Multiplication has traveled the world and is now housed at the Art Library in Berlin. Keller gives lectures and teaches at various art schools.
21 x 29.7 cm
First Edition 2015