Stephan Huber

Galerie Magers

The most self-aggrandizing of the Baroque kings was the French Louis XIV, the Sun King. One of his later royal namesakes, the 19th-century Bavarian King Ludwig II, had not a little in common with Louis in regard to cultural pomp and universalist ambitions. But Ludwig did not have to look to France for a role model; he had at hand a rich reservoir of Baroque art and architecture, to which he did his utmost to add. Bavaria has been living on the resulting grandeur ever since—as have the arts, too, though in a completely different sense.

Stephan Huber is one of the most outstanding young sculptors now working in the south of Germany. In his new works he has allowed the essential force expressed in the grand designs of the past to triumph once again in brilliant sculptural pieces and wall reliefs. Their magnificent posturing is not intended to conceal the misanthropy of the will to power, the

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