Thu 9 Nov 2023 to Sat 23 Dec 2023
Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Artist: Günter Fruhtrunk
"Hommage à Günter Fruhtrunk" on the occasion of his 100th birthday
Steven Aalders, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Dadamaino, Ulrich Erben, Beverly Fishman, Günther Förg, Rupprecht Geiger, Raimund Girke, Giorgio Griffa, Gregor Hildebrandt, Gerhard Merz, Gerold Miller, Gary Petersen, Thomas Scheibitz, Sean Scully, Turi Simeti, Helmut Sturm, Günther Uecker
The Walter Storms Galerie presents a "Hommage à Günter Fruhtrunk" featuring works by 18 internationally renowned artists, created specifically for this occasion or sourced from collections. Some of the artists personally knew Fruhtrunk, while others followed him as academic mentors or draw inspiration from his work for their own artistic endeavors.
Four years ago, the Walter Storms Galerie acquired the entire available artistic estate of Günter Fruhtrunk from his heirs. Numerous works from this estate now complement the exhibitions mentioned above as loans.
About Günter Fruhtrunk:
Günter Fruhtrunk (1923-1982) was a significant German artist of the 20th century, known for his abstract compositions and influential role in Op-Art. In 1968, he participated in Documenta IV and the Venice Biennale. His work was honored with an extensive retrospective in 1993 at the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, which was subsequently showcased in prestigious institutions such as the Landesmuseum Münster, the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, and the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus in Munich. In 2012, the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein presented Fruhtrunk's work under the title “Farbe Rhythmus Existenz“. In addition to his artistic pursuits, Günter Fruhtrunk served as a professor at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts from 1967 to 1982.
The Bonn Kunstmuseum will present a comprehensive retrospective of his life's work from Nov. 16, 2023, to March 10, 2024. This exhibition will then move on to the Museum Wiesbaden (April 26 - August 25, 2024).
From Nov. 21, 2023, the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus Munich will show the exhibition "Günter Fruhtrunk, Die Pariser Jahre (1954 – 1967)". The exhibition lasts until April 7, 2024.