The Phillips Collection presents the first comprehensive survey in the United States of works by German artist Markus Lüpertz (b. 1941), who began painting in a postwar Germany dominated by American Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. Comprised of nearly 50 selections, the exhibition will trace Lüpertz’s career from his most recent works back to the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition includes important examples from his Donald Duck series, his “dithyrambic” pictures, and his provocative paintings of German motifs. On view at the same time as an in-depth exploration of the artist’s revealing early work at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether or not you go, Markus Lüpertz: Symbols and Metamorphosis showcases sculptures, paintings, drawings and sketches by German artist Markus Lüpertz (born 1941), concentrating on his series of bronze sculptures produced for his show at the Hermitage in St Petersburg. These trace the continuity of ancient gods and heroes into the present.