• Gotthard Graubner

    Galerie m

    Those who were dismayed by Gotthard Graubner’s inexplicable absence from the overview of current German art oared by Düsseldorf’s “von her aus” exhibition (which I discussed in “Climbing up a Ramp to Discover German Art,” Artforum, December 1984) were compensated for the omission with this show. Graubner is among the foremost painters in Germany today. In his work from the ‘70s he is perhaps in danger of forfeiting his creative vision to a too-refined control of his medium; it may be that the stormy debate over the “new painting” has challenged him to expand his artistic vocabulary. His newer

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