cologne

Stefan Höller

Galerie Luis Campaña

Pictures from the superior court in Düsseldorf—an unusual take for an art exhibition. The paintings of Stefan Höller speak as much to the viewer’s consciousness and attention as to his interest in contemporary (or historical) events in life, art, and politics. In these works Höller invokes Willy Spatz, Joseph Beuys, and Markus Wolf. Spatz was a late representative of the Düsseldorf school of painters. From 1887 to 1926, he was a professor at the academy there, and in 1913 he created a painting with scenes from German legal history for the large courtroom of the superior court. Beuys was a professor at the academy from 1961 to 1972. In 1958, for a competition for the facade of a new court building, he proposed the sculpture Sybilla/Justitia, which was rejected. The actual sculpture is now at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, but a photograph of the rejected work hangs in the foyer of the

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