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
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Gouache on wove paper
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SG 3371B
Object Number
SG 3371B Z
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)


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In both of these drawings, the artist covered the entire surface of the thin paper with relatively thick paint, thus giving them the appearance of small-scale paintings. As he mixed the wet paints directly on the paper, he sought to bring out the intensely radiant effects of vivid yellow and red. The colours spark associations of a conflagration that engulfs the “part of a building” and causes it to collapse. The gouaches in the series "Café Deutschland" thus testify to both the pleasure Immendorff took in painting as well as to his political stance; the two are closely intertwined.

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