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September 9-12, 2021   Javits Center


Pier 90, Booth 203
Presenting: Josef Albers, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Max Ernst, Imi Knoebel, Gerhard Richter
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Gallery Artists

  • Josef Albers
  • Stephan Balkenhol
  • Bernd & Hilla Becher
  • Otto Dix
  • Lyonel Feininger
  • Sam Francis
  • Katharina Fritsch
  • Winfred Gaul
  • Franz Gertsch
  • Karl Otto Götz
  • Gotthard Graubner
  • Hans Hartung
  • Erich Heckel
  • Carl Hofer
  • Horst Janssen
  • Alexej von Jawlensky
  • Alex Katz
  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
  • Karin Kneffel
  • Georg Kolbe
  • Käthe Kollwitz
  • Max Liebermann
  • Heinz Mack
  • Ewald Mataré
  • Otto Mueller
  • Gabriele Münter
  • Emil Nole
  • Ernst Wilhelm Nay
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Otto Piene
  • Serge Poliakoff
  • Gerhard Richter
  • George Rickey
  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
  • Emil Schumacher
  • Renée Sintenis
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto
  • Lesser Ury
  • Bernar Venet
  • Pieter Vermeersch
  • Cornelius Völker
  • Andy Warhol
  • Fritz Winter
  • Jerry Zeniuk
  • Imi Knoebel
  • Konrad Klapheck
  • Rupprecht Geiger

Project Description

For the 2020 edition of the Armory Show Ludorff is planning a group show of works that evolve around the disparity of fiction | non-fiction, reality | possibility and what may or may not be as it seems. Fiction is usually set in opposition to reality but fiction in this case comments on fragments of the given.

Gerhard Richters abstract work will be presented in an important retrospective exhibition at the Met Breuer, which coincides with the Armory Show in March 2020. The goal is to recognize the great importance of the artists abstract work by curating a show around a core body of around 20 small to medium sized paintings and works on paper of his.

Three paintings by Max Ernst will form the historical backdrop to the show. All three works are the result of a conceptual search for images rather than being the depiction of preconceived ideas. This conceptual approach represents the intellectual bottom line Richter works along too. He goes even further though by creating several disciplines within his oeuvre. Purely figurative and purely abstract works coexist since the late 1970’s and from the 1990’s onwards a third discipline of abstract painting on photography comes into play which combines both. The artists analytical approach in all three disciplines display Richter's distrust in the image and its validity.

The strong conceptualism of Josef Albers will act as another historical point of reference while the photography of Bernd and Hilla Becher and minimalist paintings by Imi Knoebel document the relentless drive to speak about the possibilities of painting among this generation of post-war artists.

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Gerhard Richter

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