Markus Lüpertz, ‘Zelt 40 - dithyrambisch (Tent 40 - dithyrambic)’, 1965, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Image rights: © Galerie Michael Werner Cologne, Märkisch Wilmersdorf & New York/Lothar Schnepf © ADAGP, Paris 2015

"Markus Lüpertz: Retrospective"

Venue: Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (2015)

About Markus Lüpertz

Markus Lüpertz is known for his expressively rendered paintings and sculptures, which often merge abstraction and representation. His career first gained traction in the early 1960s, and he was the head of the Düsseldorf Art Academy, one of Germany’s most acclaimed art schools, for 22 years. In his work, Lüpertz combines references to popular culture, biblical and mythological themes and protagonists, and his country’s history and culture, including the Nazi era. His series of paintings of military helmets and other wartime symbols caused controversy 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 has said.

German, b. 1941, Liberec, Czech Republic

Solo Shows

2017
Munich,
Markus Lüpertz - Studien zu einer Skulptur

Group Shows

2018
2016
Exhibition hall Arsenals, 
Riga, Latvia,
German Art Since The Late 1960s
2016
Latvian National Museum of Art, 
Riga, Latvia,
Wahlverwandtschaften, Deutsche Kunst seit den späten 1960er Jahren
2015
Paris,
EXPOSITION CHOICES - 40 ARTISTES / 40 GALERIES
2015
Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, 
Augsburg, Germany,
Aufruhr in Augsburg. Deutsche Malerei der 1960er bis 1980er Jahre
2011
Museum am Dom, 
Würzburg, Germany,
Der heilige Augenblick. Il Santo Momento
2009
Johanneskirche, 
Saarbrücken, Germany,
20 Jahre Mauerfall – 20 deutsche Maler
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