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Lucy McKenzie – Prime Suspect

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K.H. Hödicke


  • Translated titleUnderground
  • Year1964
  • MaterialGraphite, charcoal, emulsion paint on canvas
  • Dimensions90.8 x 70.5 x 2 cm
  • Year of acquisition2020
  • On viewGround floor
  • Copyright© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020Photo: Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, München

More about the artwork

The picture, painted in Berlin in 1964, is one of Hödicke’s key works. After his early abstract work it marks the “desperate attempt to become representational”. Impressions of urban hustle and bustle, which Hödicke collected on his strolls near Kurfürstendamm, crowd in on the centrally positioned blue-and-white subway sign. We see the door of a passing subway car, sections of store signs (“Automaten-Buffet”) and barriers. As if he wanted to underscore, also materially, the industrialization of the everyday world, Hödicke pasted shiny strips of aluminum foil into the picture. The mixture of drawing, painting and assemblage thus blends into an “action collage” of Berlin’s big-city life between fascination and alienation.

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Further collection artworks

Cy Twombly, Celtic Boat, 1994
Cy Twombly Celtic Boat (Gaeta), 1994
Louise Lawler, Plexi (adjusted to fit), 2010/2011, UAB 1132aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Louise Lawler Plexi (adjusted to fit), 2010/2011
Cy Twombly Leptanto V, 2001
Keith Haring, Untitled (Self-Portrait), 1985, UAB 873aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Keith Haring Untitled (Self-Portrait), 1985
Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1964, UAB 510aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Andy Warhol Flowers, 1965
Cy Twombly , Lepanto X, 2001, UAB 478Lepanto Zyklus aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto X, 2001