The Phillips Collection presents a comprehensive survey of works by German artist Markus Lüpertz (b. 1941), who began painting in a postwar Germany dominated by American Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. Comprised of nearly 50 selections, the exhibition will trace Lüpertz’s career from his most recent works back to the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition includes important examples from his Donald Duck series, his “dithyrambic” pictures, and his provocative paintings of German motifs. The exhibition is curated by Phillips Director Dorothy Kosinski in close collaboration with the artist and Michael Werner.
Markus Lüpertz coincides with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden's Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History (May 27–September 3), an in-depth exploration of the artist's revealing early work. Together, the two presentations form Lupertz’s first major US museum retrospective.