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  • Georg Herold

    Laurence Olivier Gallery

    Georg Herold’s work describes a world where uncertainty is certain and meaning is hard to nail down, a world where the artist, by his sheer persistence and good humor, is the one who can (barely) hold it all together. Herold has strong ties to his own cultural and esthetic heritage, particularly to Joseph Beuys and to Sigmar Polke. Beuys’ legacy was the poetry of the material world; Polke provided the humor with which to approach it. In addition, Stephen Ellis makes a convincing case for the bearing Herold’s East German origins have on his work, accounting for what is elusive and cautious in

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