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Ernst Jünger's handprint appears as a lithograph

The hand of the poet as a timeless artwork ie Hand


Ernst Jünger at the age of over 100 years in his home in Wilflingen, Germany. The photo shows the writer at the taking of the handprint. From left to right: Consul B.John Zavrel (Chancellor of the Alexander Order), Dr. Lieselotte Jünger, Jünger and Joe F. Bodenstein, the publisher of the sculptor Arno Breker, who had created an highly expressive portrait-bust of Jünger.

© Foto: Marco Bodenstein / Marco-VG



Wilflingen / New York (bpb) Ernst Jünger has dedicated a print of his hand to the Alexander Order for Art and Science, whose knight he is. The „Hand of the Poet" has appeared in a limited edition as a lithograph. It is available to the admirers of Jünger, as well as to art collectors. Interested persons in USA should contact zavrel@meaus.com and in Europe info@europaeische-kultur-stiftung.org

„The Hand of the Poet is to be considered a timeless artwork", said Consul B. John Zavrel. He is the Chancellor of the Order of Alexander the Great for Art and Science. Jünger, who is a Knight of the Alexander Order, has made this print of his hand to support the goals and work of the society. "Already as a schoolboy I have read with great interest about the deeds and cultural achievements of this unusual young ruler", recalled Jünger.

The lithograph of the handprint is even for the collectors of such "relics" a sensation. Also the Dalai Lama, Marc Chagall, Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Arno Breker, Elvira Bach and Justus Frantz have had a print of their right hand taken for safekeeping for posterity. The international Alexander Order was reformed in 1990 by the Grandmaster Roger Peyrefitte (Paris), and made accessible to the public. In Europe, the Nörvenich Castle near Köln, Germany is the meeting place of the Order (www.europaeische-kultur-stiftung.org).


* 29.03.1895 - 17.02.1998



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PROMETHEUS, Internet Bulletin for Art, News, Politics and Science. Nr. 98, AUGUST 2005