Jörg Immendorff. Café Deutschland. 1978

Jörg Immendorff Café Deutschland 1978

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In his Café Deutschland series Immendorff used a fictitious bar interior as a platform for examining the Third Reich, the division of Germany into East and West, and artistic identity. His paintings are densely packed with political iconography and feature a vast cast of political and artistic figures. In Café Deutschland he reveals his desire to bring politics into the home by depicting a carpet with the motif of the divided Germany. In Café Deutschland IIIPartial Construction he refers to the rebuilding of East and West Germany after World War II.

Gallery label from Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, April 22, 2009–January 4, 2010.
Medium
Gouache on paper
Dimensions
11 1/2 x 8 1/2" (29.2 x 21.6 cm)
Credit
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift
Object number
1956.2005
Copyright
© 2019 Jörg Immendorff
Department
Drawings and Prints

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