King and private, Peter Sorge
Peter Sorge
King and private
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Peter Sorge

King and private, 1984

628 x 458 mm
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pencil and coloured pencil on cardboard
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17086A Z
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On the occasion of Max Beckmann’s (1884–1950) 100th birthday, Peter Sorge drew the large-scale triptych Nothing Against Max. Beckmann himself is seen in the sheet on the left, drawn in pencil after a photo of 1938, above him a detail of his triptych The Argonauts (1949/50). Sorge’s work combines fragments from a wide variety of media sources – for example Janet Leigh screaming in terror in the role of Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller Psycho of 1960 – with details of Beckmann’s triptych. The medieval painting format points to art’s spiritual, originally religious purpose.

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