Jörg Immendorff - Untitled - image-1

Lot 652 D

Jörg Immendorff - Untitled

Auction 1144 - overview Cologne
29.11.2019, 19:00 - Contemporary Art I
Estimate: 20.000 € - 25.000 €
Result: 24.800 € (incl. premium)

Jörg Immendorff


Oil on canvas. 150 x 200 cm. Signed and dated 'Immendorff 02'. - Minor traces of age.

According to Siegfried Gohr, the figure group in the left half of the picture was taken from a woodcut by Andrea Andreani after Titian's The Flood.
„Immendorff has succeeded in using formal and iconological discoveries such as those of the German Renaissance or the English eighteenth century to critically question his painting. The highly artificial inclusion of 'artistic colleagues' who worked in other centuries has raised the work to a new level. These are reciprocal commentaries. […] Immendorff has been able unlike any other to maintain a constant dialogue with European painting. The artist has brilliantly mastered the risk which goes with this procedure - a work has arisen which clearly calculates its genealogy down to the last minute branching, a work whose special capability for autobiographical analysis achieves artistic quality." (Carl Haenlein, in: Jörg Immendorff, Bilder und Zeichnungen, exhib.cat. Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover 2000, p.6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Gohr III.138


Private collection, Belgium