Markus Lüpertz: Highways and Byways

In spring of this year, the Albertina (Vienna) hosted Markus Lüpertz: Metamorphoses of World History. The catalog, from Hatje Cantz, is edited by Klaus Albrecht Schröder with text by Rainer Metzger.

Last winter, the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn opened “Highways and Byways,” a retrospective of Lüpertz’s painting and sculpture from 1963 to 2009. The catalog (Amazon) included writing by Eric Darragon, Robert Fleck, Siegfried Gohr, Fabrice Hergott, Werner Hofmann and Richard Shiff. Volume 200 of Kunstforum featured responses by Heinz-Norbert Jocks (“Soll man Markus Lüpertz verbrennen?”) and Siegfried Gohr (“Markus Lüpertz, oder wie die Kunst bei sich selbst blieb”). Kunstforum.de also hosts a broader dossier of material on the artist.

In 2002, Poligrafa published a volume with introduction by Gohr (artbook.com). See also Isabelle Graw, “Ein Bild von einem Mann: für einen früheren Markus Lüpertz,” Texte zur Kunst 51 (2003), Dorothea Dietrich, “Allegories of Power: Markus Lüpertz’s ‘German Motifs,'” Art Journal 48:2 (summer 1989), Linda Schwartz, “The human condition in post-war Germany revealed in Markus Lüpertz’s sculptures,” Art Criticism 19:2 (2004),  and Markus Lüpertz im Gespräch mit Peter Schwerfel (Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 1989).