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Markus Lüpertz  Deutsches Motiv–dithyrambisch II (German Motif—Dithyrambic II) (1972) Galerie Michael Werner Märkisch Wilmersdorf, Cologne, London & New York © 2017 Markus Lüpertz / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

This is the first comprehensive survey in the US of the monumental works of Markus Lüpertz (b. 1941), the acclaimed German artist who helped chronicle and shape the postwar image of his country. Comprised of nearly 50 selections, the exhibition traces Lüpertz’s career from the 1960s to his most recent works, including major examples of his perplexing “dithyrambic” paintings and his provocative manipulations of German motifs. The exhibition is curated by Phillips Director Dorothy Kosinski in close collaboration with the artist and Michael Werner Gallery.

Markus Lüpertz coincides with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History (May 24–September 10), an in-depth exploration of the artist’s revealing early work. Together, the two presentations form Lüpertz’s first major US museum retrospective.


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