• Markus Lüpertz, Judith, 1995, cast bronze, 10' 4“ x 4' 5” x 4' 7".

    Markus Lüpertz


    October 9, 2009–January 17, 2010

    Curated by Robert Fleck

    Markus Lüpertz has invited misunderstanding for nearly half a century. Never mind the figuration: The East German iconoclast’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures undermine rather than confirm what they mean through images that do not stand for what they seem to say. Accompanied by a hefty catalogue (in German and English editions), this retrospective of some 130 works from 1963 to the present offers an important overview of Lüpertz’s sustained stylistic invention born of the artist’s ongoing dialogue with disparate traditions of picture making. Across Europe, the Albertina in Vienna (in cooperation with Galerie Michael Werner, Berlin) broadens the picture with a simultaneous look at some eighty drawings (October 16, 2009–January 10, 2010).