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K.H. Hödicke


  • Translated titleUnderground
  • Year1964
  • MaterialGraphite, charcoal, emulsion paint on canvas
  • Dimensions90.8 x x 2 cm
  • Year of acquisition2020
  • Inventory numberUAB 1266
  • On viewCurrently not exhibited
  • Copyright© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn [2021]

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.

Further artworks

Cy Twombly , Lepanto VII, 2001, UAB 475aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Lepanto VII, 2001 Upper floor
Cy Twombly, Untitled (Roses), 2008, UAB 646aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Roses), 2008 Upper floor
Zeichnung mit Graphit und Tinte auf Papier, auf der zwei abstrahierte Körper zu sehen sind, die kreisförmig ineinander verschlungen sind.
Kara Walker Title Unknown, 2020 Ground floor
Cy Twombly, Untitled (Roses), 2008, UAB 643Rosensaal im Museum Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Untitled (Roses), 2008 Upper floor
Cy Twombly, Rotalla, 1986/1990, UAB 463aus der Sammlung Brandhorst
Cy Twombly Rotalla, 1986/1990 Upper floor