[German post-war Avant-garde] Düsseldorfer Szene, 1969


Luzern, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Luzern

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Luzern: Kunstmuseum Luzern, 1969 (06), 127×90,4 cm. Impressive XL poster published in conjunction with a key exhibition of the Düsseldorf Scene artists. Features recto a group photo of the participating artists, namely Joseph Beuys, Claus Böhmler, Rainer (Imi)* Giese, Jörg Immendorff, (Klaus Wolf ) Imi* Knoebel, Blinky Palermo, Sigmar Polke, Chris Reinecke, Gerhard Richter, Klaus Rinke, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Günter Weseler. Photo by Peter Dibke. Verso is blank, this one being the even rarer variant of the piece, published as a standalone poster and not the more commonly seen poster/catalogue with information printed on the back.

[Ref: see TATE, AR00861 for the more common poster/catalogue version]

*”I was studying at a very boring, Bauhaus-inspired school of applied arts in Darmstadt and wanted to get away,” he says. “Luckily, I had a great friend and collaborator in Imi Giese (1942–1974).” (Their shared first names derived from their habitual greeting, “Ich mit ihm,” or “I with him.”) “Together, we discovered a host of things that inspired us. One was the music of free-jazz musician and composer Ornette Coleman. We would follow him on tour. Another was the art of Kazimir Malevich and his Suprematist movement. Both seemed radical and extreme.” Discoveries like these pointed to a way out of their conventional paths for the young artists.” [Knoebel to Kamps, 2020]


condition: Previously carefully folded.