Jörg Immendorff - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Friday, October 12, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Michael Werner, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    The term neo-expressionism is just as misleading as Neue Wilde. We were neither expressionists nor wild young artists. We have to try and get at the philosophy behind the paintings. I am as hungry for the meaning of painting as ever. What does art mean? What is the role of the artist in society? I still want to bring into focus the last two vibrant decades of the twentieth century and all they meant. But that will take time, because, in the end, the life force of art knows nothing of normal time. It makes itself known irregularly, affecting both our understanding of the past and our ability to cope with the future. What we really need is another concept of time in order to grasp the essentials of art. In order to do so, you have to ask yourself questions. 'What's the reason I paint? What is the purpose of the work I carry out every day?' Only by seriously asking ourselves why we are doing what we are doing can we make more meaningful paintings.
    J. Immendorf in conversation with Pamela Kort – "80s Then – Interview", ArtForum, 2003



Oil and graphite on canvas.
23 5/8 x 21 5/8 in. (60 x 54.9 cm).
Signed and dated "Immendorf 91" along right edge.

£30,000 - 40,000 

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm