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OUT OF STOCK - Susanne Widl
Mein Leben im Spiegel der Medien

Susanne Widl Cover

As an actress, artist, art collector, muse, patron, sponsor and theatre director, Susanne Widl was and is a firm part of the avant-garde. This illustrated book is no ordinary autobiography outlining a person’s own life from a subjective perspective, but rather documents humanity’s new way of life in the media age: a public life for, with and through the media itself.

€49.90

  • Editor

    Susanne Widl

  • Text

    Gregor Auenhammer, Carola Dertnig/Stefanie Seibold, Elfriede Jelinek, Gerald Matt, Yasmin El Mohandes, Petra Neumann, Olga Neuwirth, Camillo Schaefer, Ute Karen Seggelke, Peter Sloterdijk, Peter Weibel, Susanne Widl

  • Design

    Haller & Haller

  • Language

    German

  • Details

    Hardcover, 432 pages, 725 ills.

  • ISBN

    978-3-86984-098-7

About the product

»The face« is how Susanne Widl came to be known as a result of her striking beauty. Even today, her face still features in countless books, films, TV productions, photographs, fashion shows, magazines, and performances. In the 1960s Widl worked internationally as a photo model in New York, London, Rome, and Vienna. At the same time, she acted in Hollywood films alongside stars such as Burt Lancaster and Peter Falk, with whom she struck up a lifelong friendship. In the 1970s she became the diva of the avant-garde, »the last femme fatale«, as Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek described her, thanks to her leading roles in the scandalizing films of Valie Export and Peter Weibel, her performances in fringe theatre productions and her own much publicized appearances, such as the first appearance by a woman wearing a tuxedo at the Vienna Opera Ball. In the 1980s she curated art exhibitions and wrote many notable articles in magazines, for example about bisexuality. From the 1990s she dedicated herself to running her deceased parents’ coffee house, the Café Korb in Vienna, which even received a mention as a cult café in Time magazine.

As an actress, artist, art collector, muse, patron, sponsor and theatre director, Susanne Widl was and is a firm part of the avant-garde. She is not only a pioneer of art and performance, but she is also a fashion icon known for her bright, loud outfits with platform soles in the 1960s and her elegant severity and shoulder pads in the 1980s. »She serves up a scale of possibilities of expression which anyone else would need three actresses to present,« wrote the »Kurier« newspaper.

This illustrated book is no ordinary autobiography outlining a person’s own life from a subjective perspective, but rather documents humanity’s new way of life in the media age: a public life for, with and through the media itself.