Signature: Signed down in the center
-1966-68, Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Art Institute, Richard Lindner : Works on Paper, n° 33
-1968-69, Städtisches Museum, Leverkusen, Germany; Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Richard Lindner, n° 66
-1979, Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence; Musée Saint Georges, Liège, Richard Lindner, repr. p. 34, n° 164.
-1968-69, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover; Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Richard Lindner, repr. n° 132, p. 112
-D. Ashton, Richard Lindner, New York, 1970, repr. plate 155
-W. Spies, Lindner, Saint Paul, 1980, p. 34
-W. Spies, Richard Lindner, Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings, Munich, London, Paris, 1999, repr. p. 379, n° 1207
William Nelson Copley, New York
About Richard Lindner
A successful illustrator for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Richard Lindner took up painting in his 50s, drawing on expressionistic exaggeration, Surrealist fantasy, and Cubist manipulations of form. He became known for erotic and enigmatic renderings, first based on memories from his childhood in Germany and later inspired by the vulgar, fetishistic aspects of life in New York. His harsh colors and highly defined outlines exaggerated the garishness of the streetwalkers, circus women, and men in uniform that became his favorite subjects. Overtones of Berlin’s cabaret culture of the 1930s infuse his style. Although his work shares some aspects of Pop art, he avoided the association.
German, 1901-1978, Hamburg, Germany