Jörg Immendorff - Contemporary Art London Friday, October 13, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    “For Immendorff what is valid, above all, is a clear and relatively narrowly circumscribed iconographic canon: ape and eagle are the preferred animal symbols which appear as allegorical images with various meanings in his paintings and as sculptures… The ape looks political facts in the eye: he is an observer of the world, a “survivor” who saves something from this “stage of history” for future generations. He is the alter ego who can let his spirit roam in order to interpret the world. The ape is co-artist, as it were; he is friend and enemy of the artist and his constant competitor.” (H. Althofer, Immendorff: Bilder, Heidelberg, 2000, p.160)


Malerstamm André

Cast bronze.
33 ½ x 15 x 12 1/2 in. (85.1 x 38.1 x 31.8 cm)
Stamped with signature and numbered of six “Immendorff” on base. This work is from an edition of six.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £54,000

Contemporary Art

14 Oct 2006, 7pm