Stern in Not, Jiří Georg Dokoupil
Jiří Georg Dokoupil
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Jiří Georg Dokoupil

Stern in Not, 1982


Dimensions
200 x 370 cm
Physical Description
Acrylic, pigments, books on jute
Inventory Number
DB043
Object Number
DB043A-B
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
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About the Work

Is this a fallen shooting star? The red star lies in flames and smoke in an unrecognisable environment. The positive associations with the celestial body turn negative: the celestial body’s dark side lights up. With a background in conceptual art, Jiří Dokoupil developed a gestural, figurative pictorial language, which frequently incorporates political allusions. The books he used for this work are charged with new meaning. Ultimately, however, his works avoid making an unequivocal statement.

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Last update

07.06.2024