Art In America

Konrad Lueg

at Greene Naftali,
508 W. 26th St.

 

Konrad Fischer is best known today as the Düsseldorf-based gallerist who helped foster a vibrant postwar German art scene. This exhibition highlights an under-recognized part of his career: in the mid-1960s, Fischer produced and exhibited Pop-inflected paintings under the pseudonym Konrad Lueg. The works, which often feature bright, colorful patterns resembling those found on paper towels and napkins, feel especially fresh today. While some of his collleagues in the Capitalist Realism movement-Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter-have found wider international acclaim, Lueg produced subtle, inventive paintings that continue to resonate with the work of such diverse painters as Christopher Wool and Joshua Abelow.

 

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