The drypoint sheet is slightly discolored and squeezed to the margins. The serigraph bears traces from a former mounting on the reverse. The overall condition is good.
A. R. Penck (b. 1939)
Born in Dresden in 1939, painter and sculptor Ralf Winkler started taking drawing lessons with Strawalde. In the early 1950s, he was trained as an advertising artist. In 1966, he adopted the pseudonym ‘A.R. Penck’. As off 1973, he also signed his works with ‘Mike Hammer’, ‘T. M.’ or ‘Y.’. Whilst his work was under various restrictions in the German Democratic Republic, he received the Will Grohmann Award from the Academy of Arts in West Berlin in 1975. In 1976, he met the artist Jörg Immendorff, with whom he collaborated for a few years. In 1980, Penck moved to West Germany. Three years later, he settled in London, and in 1988 he moved to Düsseldorf for a job as a professor for painting at the Academy of Arts. After his retirement in 2003, he settled in Dublin, where he lives and works today. Works by A.R. Penck are on display in major museums collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Städel Museum in Frankfurt/Main, the Kunstmuseum Basel and the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. (cko)