Author: Morell, Lars
Year Published: 2006
No. of pages: 78
Illustrations: 16 Color Illustrations. 9 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8 1/2”x 6”
The walls all along the stairway up to Immendorff’s studio - located in a neglected block of workshops, are lined with framed posters of his own production. The posters can be regarded as trophies of a kind, like a rock musician’s display of gold and platinum albums. They are signs of having exhibited in the right places at the right times. As for the generation of Immendorff (b. 1945), these were places such as Galerie Nächst St. Stephan (Vienna), Kunsthalle Bern, van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven) and Villa Stuck (Munich) which were important stations at the end of the 1970’s and the beginning of the 1980’s. Posters are an element of reality, the universe of the streets breaking into the artist’s studio, and what this artist calls a reminiscence of his political past.