Fußballspieler, Konrad Lueg (Konrad Fischer)
Konrad Lueg (Konrad Fischer)
Fußballspieler
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Konrad Lueg (Konrad Fischer)

Fußballspieler, 1963


Dimensions
135.0 x 170.0 cm
Physical Description
Tempera on canvas
Inventory Number
DB029
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

Konrad Lueg has made a schematic copy of a newspaper photo and coloured it in with poster paints. The faceless players appear woodcut-like and two-dimensional; only their more subtly rendered shoes and hair reference the original. The motif – football – is an element of everyday culture. Influenced by Fluxus and Pop Art, Lueg and Gerhard Richter hosted the legendary ‘Living with Pop’ exhibition in a furniture store in 1963. Beer and cake were provided, while the artists sat in a living room corner. A sarcastic commentary on Germany, the economic miracle nation.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Fußballspieler (Original Title)
Title Translation
Football Players
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Tempera on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Sammlung Deutsche Bank im Städel Museum, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

Iconclass

Primary
  • 43C411(+1) soccer, football (early names: soule, choule, cholle) (+ sportsman, player, etc.)
  • 31D14(+2) adult man (+ back view)
  • 22C4(RED) colours, pigments, and paints: red
  • 22C4(WHITE) colours, pigments, and paints: white
Secondary

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Last update

14.10.2020