Malerstamm - Hans. 2002. Bronze with black green patina. Plinth with stamped signature and number, as well as with the foundry mark "Schmäke Düsseldorf". From an edition of 6 copies. 99 x 35 x 40 cm (38.9 x 13.7 x 15.7 in).
• As of 2002 Jörg Immendorff made sculptures of apes performing certain activities, thus referencing the importance of the ape in art history • In this group "Malerstamm" the apes are nemd after famous artists • Our work "Hans" honors the German actor and singer Hans Albers, whom Immendorff had also honored with a monument in Düsseldorf in 1988 .