Das Telefon, Uwe Lausen
Uwe Lausen
Das Telefon
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Uwe Lausen

Das Telefon, 1966


Dimensions
182.5 x 160.0 cm
Physical Description
dispersion on canvas
Inventory Number
2514
Acquisition
Acquired in 2018 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On loan

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About the Work

Consisting of two canvasses, Das Telefon bursts the borders of the customary pictorial format. The scene most likely depicts a violent crime. Two men – one standing, the other lying on the ground and entreating – are sprayed with blood. The large-format rug- and wall-patterns are typical for the artist’s works from the mid-1960s onwards. Lausen repeatedly links the motif of the bourgeois living-room idyll with unfathomable acts of violence: in his eyes, commensurate with the ambiguity of his contemporary society in postwar Germany oscillating between economic miracle and repressed National Socialist past.

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Title
Das Telefon (Original Title)
Title Translation
The Telephone
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
dispersion on canvas
Material
Technique

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Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 2018 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Last update

22.10.2020