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Title

Found it! replied the mouse rather sharply

1980-1981

Artist

Markus Lupertz

Germany

25 Apr 1941 –

Alternate image of Found it! replied the mouse rather sharply by Markus Lupertz
Alternate image of Found it! replied the mouse rather sharply by Markus Lupertz
  • Details

    Alternative title
    Es! verseitzte die maus ziemlich scharf
    Date
    1980-1981
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    100.0 x 81.0 cm stretcher; 104.0 x 84.5 x 5.2 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed u.l., red paint "ML [in monogram]". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the Contemporary Art Society, London 1984
    Location
    20th-century galleries (lower level 1)
    Accession number
    124.1984
    Copyright
    © Markus Lüpertz

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    Markus Lupertz

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  • About

    Like many German artists of his generation, Markus Lüpertz grappled with questions of what and how to paint in the aftermath of the Second World War. Many of his works from the 1980s, including this painting, merged elements of German expressionism with more recent American styles including abstract expressionism and pop art.

    'Found it! replied the mouse rather sharply' belongs to a series of paintings that were inspired by fragments of dialogue from Lewis Carroll’s novel Alice in Wonderland (1865). The painting is not straightforwardly illustrative, but rather evokes the absurd, comical and sometimes menacing world conjured by Carroll’s story.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication