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Two Women

Two Women, 1977, Screenprint on Paper
Richard Lindner (German-American, 1901 – 1978)

In his paintings and illustrations, Richard Lindner often used the sexual symbolism of advertising and investigated definitions of gender roles in the media. Lindner taught at the Pratt Institute in New York, the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany, and the Yale University School of Art and Architecture. Critic Claus Clement writes in Richard Lindner - Paintings, Works on Paper, Graphic: "The artistic universe of Richard Lindner is unique: he is highly genuine, he is full of urban energy, and he is driven by weird eroticism...Richard Lindner started his career as an artist eventually at the age of 40 in New York. In this metropolitan jungle Lindner created his oeuvre: exciting and powerful images of robot like figures, amazons and heroines, harlequins of self-styled heroes - his artistic panorama of the unruly 60s and 70s of the 20th century."