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Markus Lüpertz, Untitled

Markus Lüpertz Untitled, 1988

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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Painting : ink, charcoal, pastel

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    20.1 x 25.6 x 0.2 inch

  • Support

    Painting on paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Offered by the gallery

    Wallector Srl
    Rome - Italy

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Untitled - 1988 is an original mixed media (China ink, charcoal, and pastel colors on paper) realized by Markus Lüpertz. The monogram of the artist in pencil is on the lower right. In excellent conditions, including passepartout and black wooden frame: cm 66 x 3 x 81.
    Bibliography: Art moderne, Art contemporain, Piasa, Hotel Drouot, ottobre 2013, n. 156.

    Markus Lüpertz (Reichenberg, Germany, April 25th 1941) Famous for the expressive way in which this artist rendered his paintings and sculptures, often merging abstraction with representation, Markus Lüpertz begins his succesfull career in the early 1960s as head of the Düsseldorf Art Academy, one of Germany’s most acclaimed art schools. In his work, Lüpertz combines many references: popular culture, biblical and mythological themes and protagonists, and his country’s history and culture, including the Nazi era. He is a controversial artist, at the center of heated debates, because of his painting series of military helmets and other wartime symbols realized in the 1970s, initiating a fraught relationship between him and the viewing public. “You cannot understand the artist in his time, you can only love or hate him,” Lüpertz answered.
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Markus Lüpertz

Germany Born in: 1941 Famous artist

When he was seven years old, Markus Lüpertz came with his family to Germany. From 1956 to 1963 he studied in the class of Laurens Goosens at the art school in Krefeld and at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf. In 1962 Lüpertz moved to West Berlin, where he founded the self-help gallery 'Großgörschen 35' with Bernd Koberling and Karl Horst Hödicke.

Markus Lüpertz started to paint pictures with simple representational contents against all contemporary tendencies towards abstraction. In a manifesto of 1966, he titled his emphatically expressive pictures 'dithyrambische Malerei' - after an ancient Greek ritual song for the fertility god Dionysos. In the years 1969 until 1977 he created the 'German motives' - picture compositions in the form of still lives that present symbolic objects of the past such as steel helmets, shovels or flags in monstrous dimensions and demand to come to terms with German history.

In 1970 Lüpertz received the prize of the Villa Romana and spent the year of his scholarship in Florence. In 1976 he accepted a chair at the academy in Karlsruhe. Since 1977 he took up abstract tendencies of the 1950s in his 'Stil-Bildern'. In the same year the Kunsthalle in Hamburg presented a first survey of his oeuvre, followed by the Kunsthalle in Bern and the Stedelijk Van Abbe museum in Eindhoven. He gave up the increasing abstraction in his pictures in favour of a new representational and three-dimensional style, in which he applied art-historical quotations and style elements. Lüpertz uses all printing techniques, works as a poet and, since 1980, as a sculptor and stage designer.

In 1982 he took part at the documenta VII in Kassel. In 1986 he was offered a chair at the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf, which he heads as principal since 1988. Lüpertz received the Lovis-Corinth prize of the artist guild Esslingen in 1990. Important individual exhibitions were dedicated to his oeuvre. A work show arranged according to subject was organized at the Art Collection North-Rhine-Westphalia in Düsseldorf in 1996 and a retrospective exhibition at the Kunsthalle of the Hypo-Culture Foundation in Munich in 1997, which was later presented in Wuppertal and Barmen. In 1997/98 his works were represented at the exhibition "Deutschlandbilder: Kunst aus einem geteilten Land" in the Martin-Gropius building in Berlin.

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