Markus Lüpertz - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Michael Werner Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    London, Runkel-Hue-Williams Ltd., Markus Lüpertz, 1 March – 12 April, 1991

  • Literature

    Exhibition Catalogue, Markus Lüpertz, London, 1991, p. 20

  • Catalogue Essay

    I submit that what makes the German sculpture of the last few decades uniquely important is that it conveys the primitive sense of the body as raw spatial and expressive presence. It tells the story of the body that has survived suffering, both the suffering inherent to life and the suffering society unavoidably inflicts on the individual. It presents a body that holds its own in space, sometimes heroically, sometimes inconspicuously – almost invisibly. Some sculptors – particularly Markus Lüpertz – do this by dealing with various mythological renderings of the body… D. Kuspit, ‘The Body, Vulnerable and Invulnerable: Contemporary German Sculpture’ in Sculpture Magazine, November 1998, vol. 17, no. 9


Man in Bronze

Bronze sculpture on plastic base
Base: 32 x 56 x 34 cm. (12 1/2 x 22 x 13 3/8 in). Sculpture: 90 x 56 x 34 cm. (35 3/8 x 22 x 13 3/8 in).

£40,000 - 60,000 

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm