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Basic data

  • Born: 25 April 1941
  • Place of birth: Reichenberg, Bohemia
  • Nationality: German
  • Studied at: Werkkunstschule Krefeld, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
  • Teachers: Laurens Goosens
  • Similar artists: Georg Baselitz, Jörg Immendorff, Sigmar Polke, A.R. Penck
  • Era: Neo-expressionism, contemporary art
  • Sylistic era: Abstract art

 

Markus Lüpertz Prices

Artist: Title: Price: Type: Format: Edition: Handsigned: Numbered: Date:
Markus Lüpertz Zeitreise 1.500 Euro Original print 70 x 100 cm edition of 100 yes yes 03.07.2019
Markus Lüpertz Wiese 3.000 Euro Unique 21 x 29.7 cm   yes no 03.07.2019
Markus Lüpertz Adler o.T. 3.000 Euro Unique 21 x 29.7 cm   yes no 03.07.2019
Markus Lüpertz Jazz in Dreieich 890 Euro Original print 58 x 74.2 cm   yes no 03.07.2019
Markus Lüpertz ohne Titel (Grazie) 890 Euro Original print 78.7 x 107.4 cm edition of 60 yes no 03.07.2019
Markus Lüpertz Heinrich Mann + Ich = Henri Quatre 14.500 Euro Sculpture 38.5 x 20 cm edition of 45 yes yes 03.07.2019
Markus Lüpertz Ohne Titel (Ulysses) 1.680 Euro Original print 36 x 42 cm edition of 50 yes yes 03.07.2019
Markus Lüpertz Versteinerte Tropfen II 2.000 Euro Original print 70 x 100 cm edition of 20 yes yes 03.07.2019
Markus Lüpertz Stillleben III 1.350 Euro Original print 76 x 56 cm edition of 150 yes yes 03.07.2019
Markus Lüpertz Trojanisches Pferd 19.800 Euro Sculpture 46 x 43 cm edition of 45 no yes 03.07.2019

 

Biography

Born on the 25th of April 1941 in Reichenberg (today: Liberec), Bohemia, Markus Lüpertz is today one of the best-known contemporary German artists. Yet his career as an artist began with some difficulties.

At the age of seven, his family moved from their hometown to Rheydt in North Rhine-Westphalia. After his school career, he first began an apprenticeship with an illustrator of wine bottle labels. However, he was dismissed there on the grounds of a lack of talent. After discontinuing his apprenticeship with a commercial artist, he finally turned to studying at the Werkkunstschule Krefeld in 1956. Lüpertz studied there with Laurens Goosens, among others. He interrupted his studies to study at the Maria Laach monastery and to work in coal mining until 1961. In that year he transferred to the Düsseldorf Art Academy, from which, however, he was exmatriculated again after an altercation with a lecturer.

In 1962 Lüpertz fled to West Berlin to avoid being drafted to Algeria by the French Foreign Legion, where he had previously volunteered. This move is often associated with the beginning of his activity as a freelance artist. In Berlin, he was able to network with other contemporaries, such as Karl Horst Hödicke and Hans-Jürgen Diehl. In 1964 he became a co-founder of the gallery 'Großgörschen 35'. Together, the artists wanted to overcome the prevailing view of art. Only a year later Lüpertz left this artists' association again, which helped him to gain attention in the art world.

In 1970 he won the Villa Romana Prize and then lived in Florence for a year. Back in Germany, he organised the 1st Biennale in Berlin in 1974. From 1974 to 1988 he held various professorships at Germany's most renowned art academies, including the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. There he had a lasting influence on the direction of the academy as rector from 1988 to 2006. Today Lüpertz lives in Berlin, Karlsruhe and Düsseldorf and works as a lecturer at the Kunstakademie an der Alten Spinnerei in Kolbermoor.

 

Exhibitions

  • 13.10.21 - 18.10.21 6. Roter Kunstsalon – Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot.
  • 10.10.21 - 23.01.22 Art Vischering – Münsterlandmuseum Burg Vischering, Lüdinghausen.
  • 17.09.21 - 27.11.21 Insights Miradas Una Ullada Arte del National-Bank – CCA Andratx.
  • 08.01.21 - 27.02.21 MARKUS LÜPERTZ - RECENT PAINTINGS - Michael Werner Gallery, London MAYFAIR.
  • 01.02.2020 - 28.05.2020 Sculptures And Drawings – Michael Werner Kunsthandeln, Cologne.
  • 13.09.2019 - 26.01.2020 Markus Lüpertz. Über die Kunst zum Bild - Haus der Kunst, Munich.
  • 01.09.2019 - 31.12.2019 Westkunst - Ostkunst. A Selection from the Collection - Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest.
  • 30.01.2019 - 23.03.2019 MARKUS LÜPERTZ. Dans l'Atelier – Michael Werner Gallery, London.
  • 28.04.2018 - 05.09.2018 Markus Lüpertz - Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal.
  • 18.02.2018 - 12.09.2018 Markus Lüpertz "Ein persönlicher Blick" - Museum Burg Vischering, Lüdinghausen.
  • 16.09.2017 - 31.10.2017 Deutschland 8 – German Art in Beijing - CAFA Art Museum, Beijing.
  • 27.05.2017 - 03.09.2017 Markus Lüpertz - The Phillips Collection, Washington.
  • 24.05.2017 - 10.09.2017 Markus Lüpertz. Threads of History - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington.
  • 29.04.2017 - 20.08.2017 Markus Lüpertz. Kunst, die im Wege steht - Zentrum für Kunst & Medien ZKM,  Karlsruhe.
  • 28.01.2017 - 24.09.2017 MAX KLINGER / MARKUS LÜPERTZ - Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig.
  • 24.09.2016 - 04.12.2017 Markus Lüpertz & Andreas Mühe. Ancien Régime 2016 - Kunsthalle Rostock.
  • 11.03.2016 - 12.06.2016 "Kunst, die im Wege steht" MARKUS LÜPERTZ - Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg.
  • 06.11.2015 - 07.02.2016 Markus Lüpertz: Nicht Neues. Die Abstraktion hat noch nicht begonnen - Bodemuseum, Berlin.
  • 17.04.2015 - 19.07.2014 Markus Lüpertz. Retrospective - Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris.

 

Awards

  • 2016: Honorary citizen of Liberec.
  • 2013: International Mendelssohn-Prize, Leipzig.
  • 2009: Full member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
  • 2006: Doctor honoris causa, Breslau.
  • 2004: Julio Gonzalez Prize.
  • 1990: Lovis-Corinth-Prize, Esslingen.
  • 1971: Prize of the German critics association.
  • 1970: Prize of the Villa Romana, Florence.

 

Literature

  • Dionysos, Markus Lüpertz, illustrated book, Düsseldorf 2021.
  • Markus Lüpertz, Tosca, Thomas A. Lange (Publ.), Münster 2020.
  • Markus Lüpertz - et in Arcadia ego, exhibition catalog, Markus Albrecht, Till Breckner und Therés Lubinetzki (Publ.), Dusseldorf 2019.
  • Markus Lüpertz - Michael Engel, exhibition catalog, Stefan Skowron, Dusseldorf 2018.
  • Uranos - Markus Lüpertz, Thomas A. Lange (Publ.), Cologne 2018.
  • Markus Lüpertz, exhibition catalog, Dorothy Kosinski & Evelyn C. Hankins, Munich 2017.
  • Lüpertz. Kunst die im Wege steht, exhibition catalog, Götz Adriani & Walter Smerling (Publ.), Cologne 2016.
  • Markus Lüpertz, Andreas Mühe: Ancien Régime 2016, exhibition catalog, Kunsthalle Rostock (Publ.), Vienna 2016.
  • Markus Lüpertz, Einblicke: Skulpturen und Arbeiten auf Papier, exhibition catalog, Irmgard Sedler (Publ.), Dusseldorf 2016.
  • Nichts Neues: die Abstraktion hat noch nicht begonnen. Markus Lüpertz im Bode-Museum, exhibition catalog, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Publ.), Cologne 2015.
  • Markus Lüpertz: a retrospective, exhibition catalog, Fabrice Hergott (Publ.), Cologne 2015.
  • Markus Lüpertz, Sagenhaft. Malerentgegnungen in Zeichnungen, Skulpturen und Grafiken, Geuer & Breckner (Publ.), Dusseldorf 2011.

 

Own Writings

  • Michaelengel,  Markus Lüpertz, Münster 2019.
  • Arkadien oder die Abstraktion hat bereits begonnen, Markus Lüpertz, Munich 2016.
  • Das Grundgesetz, Markus Lüpertz, Gütersloh 2012.
  • Das Recht auf Philosophie oder: über die Notwendigkeit, zu philosophieren, Markus Lüpertz, Cologne 2011.
  • Daphne, Markus Lüpertz, Frankfurt/Main 2008.
  • Gott Merkur. Markus Lüpertz, Teltow 2007.
  • Der Kunst die Regeln geben. Markus Lüpertz, Zurich 2005.

 

Collections

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