Reading “Walter Spies. An exotic life”
Walter Spies left everything behind: his social status as the son of an industrial magnate, his lover, film director Friedrich Murnau, artist friends like Oskar Kokoschka and Otto Dix. When Walter Spies (1895 1942) immersed himself in the exotic world of Bali, he intensively explored its culture. With his magical-realistic paintings he revolutionized Balinese art and is still revered there as a brilliant master. The fascinating life of the dropout is presented for the first time in a German biography.