Wilder Westen, Peter Angermann
Peter Angermann
Wilder Westen
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Peter Angermann

Wilder Westen, 1984


Dimensions
75.0 x 100.0 cm
Inventory Number
2515
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 as a gift from private property
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Peter Angermann’s work teems irony and issues a provocation through its caricatured depiction of yawning

cowboys. With utter indifference, they ignore the mushroom cloud in the background which has resulted from an atomic explosion. This points towards the countless tests of atomic weapons conducted by the American military in the Nevada desert beginning in the 1950s. As a member of the artists’ group YIUP, Angermann parodied the actions of his teacher Joseph Beuys at the Düsseldorf Art Academy; he felt that Beuys’ Fettecke no longer fulfilled the programmatic agenda of avant-garde artists, and he accordingly turned to figurative painting.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Wilder Westen (Original Title)
Title Translation
Wild West
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022
Acquisition
Acquired in 2019 as a gift from private property

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 44C312 political caricatures and satires
  • 61D(MONUMENT VALLEY) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (MONUMENT VALLEY) (MONUMENT VALLEY)
  • 61D(NAVAJO NATION) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (NAVAJO NATION) (NAVAJO NATION)
  • 25H landscapes
  • 31D14 adult man
  • 46C131 riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman
Secondary
Associative
  • 45C18 nuclear, biological and chemical weapons
  • 45A1 war

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13.01.2022