Striking Steps in the Life of Horst Janssen

1973

For four months, Bettina Sartorius moves in with Janssen.

Gesche Tietjens gives birth to their son Adam in Witzwort/Eiderstedt.

Second exhibition in the Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover.

 

 

1973

Courting for Birgit Jacobsen.

The book “November” is produced.

 

1975

Prize “Schiller” dedicated by the city of Mannheim

 

1977/78

Erotic watercolour paintings after relationship to Viola Rackow and Kerstin Schlüter.

 

1980

“I can’t go on” – farewell-poster to the capricious women. Passage from coloured pencil to pastel. Execution of three etchings, one, “Nigromontanus”, in adoration for Ernst Jünger. Intensification of his writing:” Notes concerning the Law” (1981) and “Pfänderspiel” (Game of forfeits) (1983).

Exhibition in the Art Institute of Chicago and the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge,Mass.