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Markus Lüpertz. New Paintings

18 May 2017 – 7 Jul 2017

Michael Werner Gallery

New York
New York, United States

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Michael Werner Gallery, New York is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Markus Lüpertz inspired by the Edenic, pastoral motif of Arcadia and its recurrence throughout the canon of art history from Greek antiquity to the Renaissance.

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The exhibition opens alongside two simultaneous museum retrospectives – the artist’s first in the United States – presented at the Hirshhorn Museum and the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.

Arcadia is the central theme of this latest exhibition at Michael Werner, which comprises over two dozen paintings completed in 2016 and 2017. Inspired by this Edenic, pastoral motif and its recurrence throughout the canon of art history from Greek antiquity to the Renaissance, Markus Lüpertz’s “Arcadia” Series depicts a confluence of classical forms and mythical figures. His paintings of nudes, skulls, and still-lifes, along with images of centaurs and muses, place Lüpertz among such diverse artists as Nicolas Poussin, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Hans von Marées as he continues to reinvent classicism and engage with tradition.

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