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A.R. Penck

A. R. Penck (1939-2017) is undoubtedly one of the most important German artists of the second half of the twentieth century, one who, together with his friends and companions (Baselitz, Lüpertz, Polke, Richter, Immendorf and Kiefer) was able to express the contradictions of post-Nazi Germany and the East-West conflict through a highly original language, even if conceived in the traditional forms of expression, such as painting, drawing and sculpture.

The Mendrisio retrospective, which includes over 40 large-format paintings, 20 sculptures in bronze, cardboard and felt, and over 70 works on paper, artist's books and notebooks, aims to retrace the main stages of one of the most significant exponents of international art of the 1970s and 1980s.

How it works, 1989, acrylic on canvas, 340 x 340 cm © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich


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