Jörg Immendorff

Sonnentor [Gate of the Sun]   

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Sonnentor [Gate of the Sun]    
Jörg Immendorff
Sonnentor [Gate of the Sun]   
1994
Oil on canvas
280 x 280 cm
In later paintings Jorg Immendorff turns his concerns to the politics of the art world, drawing reference from and adding to a critical lexicon of art history. In Door to the Sun, his theatre is seen from backstage. The haloed silhouette of his mentor Beuys, dominating the arena, is rendered as a Wizard of Oz construction: not a man, but a museum, being slowly uncrated into the form of Jorg Immendorff. His ice forms, which previously symbolised the freezing decay of a nation, now embody the tools of painting.

     
 


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