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, mint
published by Vice-Versand / Wolfgang Feelisch, Remscheid, Germany
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 Dusseldorf, 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.
Jörg Immendorff’s LIDLSPORT–Ringmatte is a sheet of paper, that was meant to be laid out in public and wrestled upon.