Georg Herold

German, b. 1947

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Georg Herold

German, b. 1947

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Georg Herold—who studied under Sigmar Polke in the late 1970s and had alliances with Werner Büttner, Albert Oehlen, and Martin Kippenberger in the 1980s—is best known for his installations and sculptures made of simple, everyday materials like bricks, bottles, mattresses, and underwear, which show the influence of Arte Povera and Joseph Beuys. Conversely, he has also created portraits and abstract works using caviar eggs and lacquer on canvas. Recent sculptures include larger-than-life, angular human figures screwed together from laths of wood.

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and 1 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Biography

Georg Herold—who studied under Sigmar Polke in the late 1970s and had alliances with Werner Büttner, Albert Oehlen, and Martin Kippenberger in the 1980s—is best known for his installations and sculptures made of simple, everyday materials like bricks, bottles, mattresses, and underwear, which show the influence of Arte Povera and Joseph Beuys. Conversely, he has also created portraits and abstract works using caviar eggs and lacquer on canvas. Recent sculptures include larger-than-life, angular human figures screwed together from laths of wood.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
documenta, and 1 more
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