Café Germany. Partial building, Jörg Immendorff
Jörg Immendorff
Café Germany. Partial building
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Jörg Immendorff

Café Germany. Partial building, 1978

412 x 296 mm
Physical Description
Gouache on wove paper
Inventory Number
SG 3371A
Object Number
SG 3371A Z
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)


About the Work

With sensual force, Jörg Immendorff’s art addresses itself to social and societal grievances. In works such as those making up the series "Café Deutschland" – of which these are two examples –, he pursued the aim of reflecting on issues of his time, for example the anti-nuclear movement and the surveillance of the population by the state. The word TEILBAU clearly indicates that the two drawings portray individual elements from which "Café Deutschland" – as well as the divided Germany of the time – were assembled.

Work Data

Basic Information

Café Germany. Partial building
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Gouache on wove paper
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert an der rechten Kante mittig (mit Pinsel in Rot): Immendorff 78
Bezeichnet oben links (mit Pinsel in Grün): C.D.
Bezeichnet unten links (mit Pinsel in Grau-Weiß): TEILBAU
Captions Added Later
Verso unten mittig Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
  • Nicht geprüft

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Jörg Immendorff

Work Content

Motifs and References



  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 31D14(+2) adult man (+ back view)

Research and Discussion


Object History
Kunsthandel Deutschland
verkauft an die Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, 1985.


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