Entitled Jörg Immendorff – his graphic life’s work and sculptures, the show brings together on 2300 square metres of exhibition space, a total of 650 works from all the creative periods of this artist, who died last year. The 650 works include some 340 drawings, 30 sculptures, 30 photos and 250 stamps, including suites, series and cycles in Immendorff’s best known motifs such as Café Deutschland and The Rake’s Progress.
One of the highlights of the Hamburg exhibition is the presentation of the two bronze sculptures Tropfenmann and Wächter created in 1989, which are on public display for the first time. They are the tallest sculptures in the exhibition, at 2 metres 80. The Wächter, weighing 380 kg, comes from a small edition of only six. The Tropfenmann weighs 360 kg and is the last officially recognised sculpture by Immendorff. It was made from a wooden model from the 80s. Both of them are artist’s copies and loans by private collectors.
The Immendorff exhibition will no longer be on display in Europe in the coming years, as it then goes to South America. It will be shown in Israel in 2012.
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