JÖRG IMMENDORFF – Doubly Celebrated

JÖRG IMMENDORFFLIDL WORKS AND PERFORMANCES FROM THE 60s and LATE PAINTINGS AFTER HOGARTH, Michael Werner Gallery, 22 Upper Brook Street, London, W1, until 2nd July 2016

Jörg Immendorff "Laufen", 1965 Dispersion on canvas 43 1/4 x 43 1/4 inches 110 x 110 cm Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London

Jörg Immendorff
“Laufen”, 1965
Dispersion on canvas
43 1/4 x 43 1/4 inches
110 x 110 cm
Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London

These are the first major London exhibitions dedicated to Immendorff for twenty years.  He studied under Beuys at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and his early works reflect the ideas of challenging fine art traditions and political institutions as well as reflecting the anti-war sentiment of the era.

Jörg Immendorff “Untitled”, 2006 Oil on canvas 63 x 55 inches 160 x 140 cm Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London

Jörg Immendorff
“Untitled”, 2006
Oil on canvas
63 x 55 inches
160 x 140 cm
Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London

In the gallery’s large downstairs space are pictures dating from Immendorff’s later working life. A period when he was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ASL) but was still able to work with the help of assistants. They are inspired by Hogarth’s The Rake’s Progress and were part of a massive body of work which followed on from the artist being asked to create designs for Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress being performed at the Salzburg Festival in 1994.

 

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