East German Counterculture

This collection of countercultural artifacts and printed material, such as artists’ books and photographs, lends valuable insight into East German culture during the 1980s. It was acquired from the dissident poet, publisher and collector Thomas Günther, who was very much a part of this artistic scene and the son of the famed DEFA director Egon Günther. Among the artists featured in the collection are Angela Hempel and Ludwig Ebersbach.