I really dig this Kinderstern painting by Imi Knoebel. He did this in 1996. It’s acrylic on wood, which means it’s basically a crossbreed of a painting and a sculpture. He was heavily influenced by Kasimir Malevich, and I definitely see a Mondrian influence. [Not really on this one, but on a lot of his other pieces.]
He created this piece as a Social Sculpture realizing the extended notion of art, formulated 1967 by Joseph Beuys, his Professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, by which art also ought to change society. Since 1988, Kinderstern (Children Star) stands for the Children’s rights and is the only artwork worldwide where proceeds go 100% to children in need.
He lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.
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