Jörg Immendorff, ‘Café Deutschland Gut’, 1982, Galerie Ostendorff
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Café Deutschland Gut, 1982

Linocut
61 7/10 × 86 2/5 in
156.8 × 219.4 cm
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Galerie Ostendorff

Linocut in 10 color variants, 1982/93. Edition: 10 copies per color variant + E.A.

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Signed, dated, inscribed "Probedruck" and "für Jürgen zum 45.".
Jörg Immendorff
German, 1945–2007
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Provocative painter, sculptor, and stage designer Jorg Immendorff is considered one of Germany’s most important painters of the last century. He is known for his dense, bizarre scenes laden with a wide range of symbolic influences pulled from art history, mythology, and German history. Born at the end of the Second World War, Immendorff’s work reflects the political and psychological turmoil imbedded in postwar German life, in equal parts romping comedy and tragedy. He depicts characters from both his personal life and greater culture in chaotic, large-scale oil paintings that borrow staging and composition from theater. His backgrounds often descend into darkness, as in the “Café Deutschland” series, which Immendorff started in 1977. The bar’s interior functions as a stage set, and the cast of characters represents an allegory of the ideological clash between the East and West.

Jörg Immendorff, ‘Café Deutschland Gut’, 1982, Galerie Ostendorff
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Linocut in 10 color variants, 1982/93. Edition: 10 copies per color variant + E.A.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, dated, inscribed "Probedruck" and "für Jürgen zum 45.".
Jörg Immendorff
German, 1945–2007
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Provocative painter, sculptor, and stage designer Jorg Immendorff is considered one of Germany’s most important painters of the last century. He is known for his dense, bizarre scenes laden with a wide range of symbolic influences pulled from art history, mythology, and German history. Born at the end of the Second World War, Immendorff’s work reflects the political and psychological turmoil imbedded in postwar German life, in equal parts romping comedy and tragedy. He depicts characters from both his personal life and greater culture in chaotic, large-scale oil paintings that borrow staging and composition from theater. His backgrounds often descend into darkness, as in the “Café Deutschland” series, which Immendorff started in 1977. The bar’s interior functions as a stage set, and the cast of characters represents an allegory of the ideological clash between the East and West.

Café Deutschland Gut, 1982

Linocut
61 7/10 × 86 2/5 in
156.8 × 219.4 cm
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