JÖRG IMMENDORFF, Brandenburger Tor Weltfrage, 1982 [artist’s book]

JÖRG IMMENDORFF, Brandenburger Tor Weltfrage, 1982
HC, 76 pp., with English text by A.R. Penck
published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
condition: excellent, although inside very slightly aged
€ 75,- plus € 15,- Track & Trace EU registered mail

History of prices:
Antiquariat Heiner Henke, Passau, Germany € 30,- September 2021
Amazon, Seattle, Washington, USA US$ 768.57 September 2021
Big Bill’s Books, Austin TX, USA US$ 66.41 September 2021

JÖRG IMMENDORFF, Lidlsport Ringmatte, 1969 [Vice-Versand Edition]

Lidlsport Ringmatte, 1969
ca 19 x 26 cm / unfolded 75 x 100 cm
hand stamped on kraft paper, with text on loose piece of paper, in original plastic bag
unlimited and unsigned edition
published by Vice-Versand / Wolfgang Feelisch, Remscheid, Germany
condition: mint – uncommon in this pristine condition
€ 580,- plus € 18,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
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Jörg Immendorff’s LIDLSPORT–Ringmatte is a sheet of paper, that is meant to be laid out in public and wrestled upon.

In 1968 together with Chris Reinecke Jörg Immendorff founded the „LIDL-Aktionen“. His first „LIDL“-Kunstaktion with a black-red-golden log around his leg put the cat among the pigeons. On the log one could read the title of their new Kunstaktion “Lidl”, being a nonsense word taken from baby language. He walked up and down in front of the Bundestag in Bonn which brought the police eventually to intervene. His provocative attitude of neo-dada events later on triggered the German gouverment to expell him from the Akademie Düsseldorf, based on “Verunglimpfung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland”. Jörg Immendorff founded an office against the commercializing of the Olympiade 1972 and took the initiative to the Aktion “Selbsthilfe Wohnen”. He is also known for a painting called „Hört auf zu malen!“ quickly smeared on the canvas and crossed again with his paint brush. In short artistic concepts were connected to playful events addressing politicians and the society in general.