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Back Issue -3 June 2006-
On Friedensreich Hundertwasser
On Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Thomas Daniell
One of the most interesting aspects of the recent retrospective of the work of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) was the inclusion of a number of his lesser-known early works. The young Friedrich Stowasser (Hundertwasser's real name) was a skilled figurative artist with a subtle and sensitive approach to color. These pieces provide a revealing contrast with the exuberance of the later paintings and prints that made Hundertwasser one of the most stylistically recognizable artists of the last fifty years. more...
Sigmar Polke: Alice in Wonderland
Sigmar Polke: Alice in Wonderland
Matthew Larking
Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke's early collaborator and contemporary from the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf set the tone in 1964: "Pictures which are interpretable, and which contain a meaning, are bad pictures." Polke was one of the first artists to combine often incommensurable styles and subject matters. His melding of, and flights between, approaches as different as low art, Pop, expressionism, symbolism and high-modern abstraction cultivated unintelligibility in his works. more...
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