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A. R. Penck: 2T

A. R. Penck (Dresden 1939), also Ralf Winkler


Lot-No. 200 | Proceeds: 10.900,00 €

1995, Acrylic/canvas, 50 x 40 cm, sign. lo. le. ar. penck, on the stretcher dat. a. inscribed not by the artist. - We are grateful to the artist and the gallery Michael Werner for kindly confirming the authentictiy and for communicating the title and the date. - Since the 1970s the artist developed a pictorial language consisting of stick-figures a. simple signs which in its reduction was intended to allow universal intellegibility. That he refers to the tradition of classic modern is made clear by the title of the painting at hand. - Painter, graphic artist a. sculptor, after being trained by Strawalde he vainly tried to be admitted at the Dresden a. Berlin academies, using the name of the glaciologist Albrecht Penck as a pseudonym he applied for membership in the DDR arist"s union that was refused for his political attitude, since 1976 he cooperated with Jörg Immendorff, in 1980 he moved to Cologne, in 1983 to London, since 2003 he is living in Dublin, he exhibited repeatedly on the Documenta, among his numerous awards is the Rembrandt prize of the City of Basel a. the art prize of the city of Aachen. - Mus.: New York (MoMA), Amsterdam (Stedelijk Mus.), Hamburg (Kunsthalle), Frankfurt (Städel), Dresden (Gal. Neue Meister), Strasbourg a. others.

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