AR Penck - Gelber Elefant

AR Penck - Gelber Elefant
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You are bidding here on an original print by AR Penck from the 90s entitled "Gelber Elefant".

Artist: AR Penck
Title: Gelber Elefant
Circulation 60 copies plus e.a. (this is an artist's copy!)
Dimensions: 61.5 x 52 cm
By A.R. Penck signed by hand.
Year of origin: around 1990
Material: Hand made paper
Very rare item.
The graphic is in very good condition.

AR Penck (1939 - 2017)

The German painter, sculptor, musician and writer A.R. Penck, whose real name is Ralf Winkler, was born in Dresden in 1939 and was initially active in East Berlin in divided Germany. Penck's paintings are inspired by prehistoric art and are characterised by the use of figurative language elements such as stick figures, signs and symbols.

Penck is also considered the father of the "Neue Wilden", a movement of the early 1980s with an ironic and provocative aesthetic. In one of his first paintings from 1955, entitled "Torture", Penck already depicted a naked man lying on a kind of springbok. Several men around him torment him.

When photography and video stirred up art in the mid-1980s, Penck made wooden sculptures. The respected artist-nomad was never only fixated on painting anyway. He wrote theoretical texts, poems with a lot of wit and essays. His secret love was music. Penck played the piano and guitar and was a jazz musician.

His last works - colourful abstract paintings in red, black and white - were created in Dublin. Penck had moved there because of his love of jazz. Penck's last works resemble a wild, joyful score and reflect his passion for music, especially free jazz and jazz rock. They express the mood of the soul of an artist who was more at peace with himself and the world.

He developed his unique pictorial language of abstracted figures and symbolic signs as an autodidact. He quickly became a star in the West. To disguise himself, he adopted a series of pseudonyms, of which he eventually retained "A. R. Penck", in memory of the intrepid speleologist of the same name. Since 1972 Penck has been represented several times at the documenta and in 1984 also at the Venice Biennale. In 1988, the artist received a professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf. Penck last lived in Ireland and died in Switzerland at the beginning of May 2017.

Detalles del lote
AR Penck
Título de la obra de arte
Gelber Elefant
Firmado a mano
En excelente estado
Dimensiones totales
61.5×52×0.2 cm
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