German art

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Acquisitions

Hitler in Hell: German Historical Museum acquires George Grosz painting

Painted while Grosz was living in exile, the work has remained in the family since 1944

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German art

How a vast Käthe Kollwitz collection ended up at the Getty

Richard Simms, the 93-year-old donor, built up the enviable collection on a dentist’s salary starting in the 1960s

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From the archive

The demolition of the Berlin Wall had immediate effects on German life. But how did it affect artists?

By far the most comprehensive artistic testimony were paintings in what immediately became known as the East Side Gallery

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From the archive

Notes from a demolition: five works about the Wall in Berlin collections

From Frank Thiel's Stadt to Tacita Dean's Palast, some of the best works about the Wall and life in Berlin after reunification

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Since the fall of the Wall, Berlin has established itself as the artists' capital

Despite not being rich, the city has a large percentage of professional creatives and a booming gallery scene

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Art fairs

US collectors attend Art Forum Berlin in force

New German artists have put this fair back on the map

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Collectors

Top German collector disappoints museums by selling loans

Hans Grothe has sold 700 works to Wella hair-care billionaires for E50 million

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Private Museums

Software billionaire plans to turn decaying Potsdam restaurant into museum for East German art

Hasso Plattner also plans to put his Impressionist works on permanent display in his Barberini Museum

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Georg Baselitz

"Georg Baselitz: Back Then, In Between and Today" exhibition in Munich will trace the patterns that run through his career

The retrospective, which will span from the beginning of his career to its current phase, will be held at the Haus der Kunst

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Anselm Kiefer

Book Review: A largely visual tour of Anselm Kiefer’s enormous studios and working methods

More than 300 illustrations explain how the German artist’s studio spaces have played a fundamental role in shaping his vision, work and philosophy

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Artist interview

Interview with Jonathan Meese: "I am the samurai of art”

The German artist explains why he puts aggression and provocation centre stage—along with his mum

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Exhibitions

The Cold War may be over, but it is still being fought in terms of its artists

With LACMA's “Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures” opening soon, the artistic heritage of Germany is again under the microscope

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Artist interview

Something old, something new: Interview with Thomas Schütte on his works in London and Leeds

“In a public space people should feel better after looking at the art”

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Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz entrusts painting to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark

The director admitted they would not otherwise be able to obtain such a piece

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Martin Kippenberger

The posthumous rise of Martin Kippenberger

The German artist’s work has become a favourite among curators and collectors—but only since his death a decade ago

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Collectors

Collector profile: The unstoppable Mr Kim

Businessman, artist, collector—and dealer?

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Museums & Heritage

Miami collectors champion German painting, with the more traditional medium increasingly gaining favour over video works and installations

Leipzig School to the fore: “They didn’t know painting was dead”

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Paul Klee

How Paul Klee reached of fulfilment at the close of his career: Exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler

Works shown in Basel reflect how he made peace with the approach of death

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner exhibition at the Kunstmuseum to focus on his time in the mountains

The exhibition is unique in its decision to highlight the artist's choice of post-war residence

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Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys on show at Gagosian Gallery

Works from a private collection will tour both the London and New York arms of the super-gallery

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Joseph Beuys

Beuys multiples acquired by National Galleries of Scotland

This important addition to Scottish collections includes nearly all of his best multiples

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Exhibitions

German prints and drawings from Friedrich to Baselitz and the Manilow gift of post-war German works on paper go on show in Chicago

The Art Institute attempts to heal old wounds with upcoming exhibitions

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Books

Books: Latest assessment of Anselm Kiefer proves to be a book without a spine

An uncritical, adoring treatment of the artist has not served him well

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Ludwig Museum

All eyes on the collectors as Cologne's Ludwig Museum opens after renovation

The refurbished and extended Ludwig Museum has opened, with hundreds of Picassos on display and a colour-coded system for requesting sponsorship

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Ronald Lauder

German and Austrian art in a 5th Avenue mansion

But only with continued funding from cosmetics tycoon Ronald Lauder

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Kunstmuseum Basel

The Kunstmuseum Basel hosts major exhibition to mark centenary of Arnold Böcklin's death

The passing of the greatest German symbolist is commemorated

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Artist interview

The body under scrutiny: Interview with Kiki Smith

Kiki Smith responds to recent attacks on her work by Met director Philippe de Montebello

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Exhibitions

German season in London

Rosemarie Trockel, Andreas Gursky and Stephen Balkenhol all show new work

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Museums

The end of World War II for Berlin’s paintings: The Bode and the Dahlem come together in harmony at the Gemäldegalerie

The State Paintings Collection has opened in Berlin’s Kulturforum

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Art market

German Renaissance altarpiece dismembered

Edinburgh buys central panel, but the wings may have escaped

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Obituaries

Death of Hugo Buchthal, one of the last original Warburgians

He died aged 87

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Tate

Contemporary from the Froehlich Foundation and sculptures from the friends to swell ranks at Tate

Austrian industrialist Joseph Froehlich is loaning major works of German and American art to the museum while Friends of the Tate contribute several new gifts

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Georg Baselitz

The Baselitz blitz: Survey at the Guggenheim Museum may bring the artist unprecedented recognition

Will this reappraisal change the artist’s critical fortunes in America?

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Joseph Beuys

Fake Beuys drawings scandal in officially sponsored exhibition at Accademia di Brera

Thirty-eight works impounded while court searches for a reliable expert

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Georg Baselitz

Touring retrospective celebrates thirty years of Baselitz

Currently at the Munich Kunsthalle, the exhibition will next move to the Edinburgh National Gallery of Modern Art

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Georg Baselitz

Michael Werner Gallery sells Berlinische Galerie a Baselitz for DM2.3 million

The buy was demonstrative of the gallery's commitment to acquiring works from that period

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Georg Baselitz

Baselitz the outlaw: German banker's extensive collection to comprise one-man exhibition

The works will be displayed at the Palazzo delle Stelline before coming to rest in the Kunsthalle Bremen