Ladies and Gentlemen,
we, Elisabeth and Klaus Thoman, had to face up to the following, and do not shy away from bringing exactly the latter, also and, what is more, in the comprehensive appreciation of an ever fruitful collaboration, to your very knowledge, of which, as we are sure, you of all people will make use of, possibly even editorial use, with your wont deliberation and subsequent carefulness: 40.
In view of this fact, it seemed just as natural to us, if not in fact a matter of course, to ask Paul Thuile to capture, with his trademark subjectivity befitting the matter, the place where the thing now before us began, where it runs together, which everyone who has ever been there will be able to confirm. Herewith we reveal the headquarter, the place that reflects everything, that is imbued with what concerns us here, not just in passing, but surprisingly, if not indeed out of the blue: 40.
With everything that has happened, though, we can assure you of one thing: we will not get tired of showing you who and what has accompanied us along the way, we will not get tired of letting you partake of what currently throws us off balance, and hopefully you too, in order then possibly to end up as evidence at the place that we herewith reveal under the heading of “privacy”. And neither will we get tired of browsing in archives, in studios, among young talents and old hands alike.
And, also at 40plus, we will be very happy to hand you a glass, or two, during business hours, besides everything else you may need, of course, for instance this journal.
Elisabeth and Klaus Thoman