Immendorf & A.R. Penck
Jörg Immendorff was a contemporary German painter, sculptor and art professor.
Immendorff’s popular painting series Café Deutschland from the 1970s, combined autobiography with social and political commentary, often including his former tutor Beuys within the painted scenes.
Immendorff’s first exhibition in the United States was held in 1982 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Today, the artist’s works are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.
German, Dresden 1939 – Zürich 2017
A.R. Penck was a German Neo-Expressionist.
His standart works, which employ a lexicon of pictograph-like marks the artist referred to as “building blocks”, are essential in understanding his process. Though often associated with the work of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, his style emerged independently as a response to the censorship of the DDR. Penck was also a passionate jazz musician.
Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Kunstmuseum Basel.
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