Sale: 524 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 10. 2021 in Munich Lot 53

 

53
Jörg Immendorff
Bilder wie schlafende Kinder, 1995.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 45,200
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 56.499

(incl. surcharge)
Bilder wie schlafende Kinder. 1995.
Oil on canvas.
Gohr II.354. Bottom right signed and dated. 153 x 105 cm (60.2 x 41.3 in).
With the baby Jörg immendorff revisits one of his early motifs from the 1960s, when he used them as symbols for an idealistic love of men. Here the small child is shown as an artist with brush and palette, exhausted sleeping in the painter's forest and watched by frowning fellows. The complex references in Jörg Immendorff's works are manifold, motifs recur, change and renew meaning. Accordingly, this work also offers a variety of references, the artist questions the social effects of artistic creation. [EH].
• Jörg Immendorff is one of the most important representatives of the post-war generation of German artists.
• Immendorff questions how much an impact artists have on social changes.
• Since the 1960s the baby has been a recurring motif in Immendorff's art
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Thailand.

EXHIBITION: Colección Zimmermann. Posguerra septentrional, Palacio Episscopal, Malága, September 1- 30, 2004, illu, on p. 41.




53
Jörg Immendorff
Bilder wie schlafende Kinder, 1995.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 45,200
Sold:
€ 50,000 / $ 56.499

(incl. surcharge)