Markus Lüpertz

Markus Lüpertz is a prestigious German artist, born in 1941. He is one of the significant representatives of the so-called “Neue Wilden”, an art movement that emerged in Germany in the 1980s. Lüpertz Künstleris best known for his diverse forms of artistic expression, including painting, Benjamin Burkardsculpture, graphic art and poetry. His work is often characterized by an expressive and experimental approach to art. Lüpertz has had an impressive career and his works can be seen in many well-known museums and collections worldwide.





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Markus Lüpertz is a prestigious German artist, born in 1941. He is one of the significant representatives of the so-called “Neue Wilden”, an art movement that emerged in Germany in the 1980s. Lüpertz is best known for his diverse forms of artistic expression, including painting, sculpture, graphic art and poetry. His work is often characterized by an expressive and experimental approach to art. Lüpertz has had an impressive career and his works can be seen in many well-known museums and collections worldwide.

Since 2018, we have maintained a delightful collaboration with Markus Lüpertz. It all started with designs for the set and costumes for the opera “una cosa rara” at the Stadttheater Regensburg, which we showed in the gallery. The opera was a great success and Markus Lüpertz has been a regular guest in Regensburg since then. In the meantime, several high-quality exhibitions and projects have taken place. 

We also had the honor to host the world premiere of his sculpture David, made from 500kg of glass cast in one piece, in May 2023.

Since 2021 Markus Lüpertz has been designing exclusive limited editions in bronze and prints for the ART AFFAIR gallery.

The current figure EUROPA is available as a hand-painted bronze and as a woodcut in four different colourways. You can find more information about the item in the online-shop.

Markus Lüpertz is not only one of the most versatile and successful artists of nowadays, but also knows how to express himself clearly and distinctly and captivates his audience with his charisma during his performances. Therefore it is worthwhile to visit one of his events, either in our gallery or wherever he is performing.

1941 born in Liberec, NordböhmenEinzel- & Gruppenausstellungen

1965 Studies at the Werkkunstschule Krefeld, study visit to the Maria Laach monastery, further studies at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, work in coal mining and road construction, relocate to Paris.

from 1961 freelance Artist

1982 Participant in the documenta VII in Kassel

1988-2009 Rector of the State Art Academy in Düsseldorf

Markus Lüpertz: Kirchenfenster, Skizzen und Studien Kirchenfenster in St. Andreas Köln

Markus Lüpertz: La Boheme, Entwürfe, Skizzen und Studien zum Bühnenbild und zu den Kostümen für die Oper La Boheme im Staatstheater Meiningen

Markus Lüpertz: Der göttliche Funke II, Entwürfe und Skizzen zu Kirchenfenstern in St. Ulrich in Regensburg

Markus Lüpertz: Pastelle & Holzschnitte, Skulpturen und Gouachen, Galerie Art Affair, Regensburg
Markus Lüpertz: “Über die Kunst zum Bild” – Ausstellung im Haus der Kunst, München
Markus Lüpertz: “Gänseliesel trifft Leda” – Ausstellung in den Monheimer Kulturwerken

Markus Lüpertz: “Una cosa rara” – Zeichnungen und Entwürfe für das Theater Regensburg, Malerei und Plastik, Galerie Art Affair, Regensburg
Markus Lüpertz: “Der Tod, der bleiche Freier” – Gipse, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal
Markus Lüpertz: Tent Paintings, 1965, Mayfair, London
Markus Lüpertz: “DANS L´ATELIER” – Musée de la Vie romantique, Paris

Markus Lüpertz: Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History. Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.
Markus Lüpertz: ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe
Max Klinger/Markus Lüpertz – Zeitgenössische Kunst. Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig
Markus Lüpertz. Studien zu einer Skulptur. Jahn und Jahn, München

Markus Lüpertz. Ein Denkmal für Wilhelm Busch, Schloss Museum Wolfenbüttel
Markus Lüpertz: Avantgarde der Kontinuität, Galerie Knöll und Antikenmuseum Basel
Markus Lüpertz/Andreas Mühe: Ancien Régime 2016, Kunsthalle Rostock
Markus Lüpertz wird 75. Ein Geschenk für das Rheinland, Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum Linnich
Freezing the Time – Exhibition of Master Markus Lüpertz, China Art Museum, Shanghai
Einblicke. Museum im Kleihues-Bau Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg

Une Rétrospective, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Markus Lüpertz in China, Times Art Museum, Peking
Markus Lüpertz / Arnulf Rainer – Bildende Kunst, Arnulf Rainer Museum, Baden (AUT)
NEUE BILDER in der Galerie VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin

Player’s Ball, Michael Werner Gallery, London
Matter and Form, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao
Retrospektive der Bilder, Skulpturen und Texte von 1964 – 2014. Ernst-Barlach Museum, Wedel
Symbols and Metamorphosis. Eremitage, St. Petersburg
Götter und Heilige. Galerie Ohse, Bremen

Markus Lüpertz – Arkadien. Bilder, Skulpturen, Zeichnungen, Grafik 1984 – 2014. Galerie Noah, Augsburg

Markus Lüpertz – Der gemalte Horizont, Galerie Breckner, Hagen
Galerie Radicke, Sankt Augustin
Sagenhaft – Horst Janssen Museum, Oldenburg

Grafiken und Skulpturen – Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück
Galerie Gegenwart, Karlsruhe
Classique hors norme / A Classic and Maverick – Suzanne Tarasiève Galerie, Paris
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag
Sagenhaft – Malerentgegnungen In Zeichnungen, Graphiken Und Skulpturen – Kunsthalle Jesuitenkirche, Aschaffenburg

Herkules – Bozzetti für ein Monument im Ruhrgebiet – Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
Arbeiten auf Papier/Leinwand, Skulpturen – KUNSTKABINETT, Regensburg
Mythos und Metamorphose – KOG – Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg
Markus Lüpertz. Metamorphosen der Weltgeschichte – Albertina, Wien

Eine Retrospektive. Bilder und Skulpturen von 1963 bis 2009 – Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
Galerie Gegenwart, Karlsruhe
Recent Works – Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
Akademie-Galerie – Die Neue Sammlung, Düsseldorf
Chemnitzer Melange Eine Einsicht – Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz

MMK Museum Moderner Kunst – Stiftung Wörlen, Passau
Selected Paintings – Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
Tent paintings 1965 – Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Soura Art Galerie, Palma de Mallorca

Tents – Early Dithyrambs – Michael Werner Gallery, New York, NY

Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg
Rückenakte – Michael Werner Kunsthandel, Köln
Arario Seoul, Seoul

Painting – Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Kopenhagen
New Paintings and Drawings – Michael Werner Gallery, New York, NY

Über die drei Grazien – Arbeiten in Bronze und auf Papier – Michael Werner Kunsthandel, Köln
Esculturas y dibujos – Galería Jule Kewenig, Palma de Mallorca
Malerei – Kunstverein Talstrasse e.V., Halle (Saale)
Pintura – Galeria António Prates, Lissabon
About the Three Graces – Michael Werner Gallery, New York, NY

Markus Lüpertz, retrospective – Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdamration Galerie Bartoux Paris


Kirchenfenster (2023)
Parallel to the blessing ceremony of the stained glass windows of St. Ulrich, Markus Lüpertz presents a new exhibition that includes studies of the stained glass windows of St. Andrew in Cologne, works on paper, the kunstmappe Genesis and a monumental glass statue entitled “David”.

Europa (2022)
The Russia-Ukraine war also brought Europe to the geopolitical spotlight. Markus Lüpertz dedicated himself to the major theme of EUROPA with a bronze sculpture and a woodcut in four colourways. The two editions were presented in June 2022.

La Bohème (2022)
At the Staatstheater Meiningen, Lüpertz took over the design of the set and costumes for the Puccini opera La Bohème. The artist also took over the direction, which led to standing ovations at the premiere.
ART AFFAIR shows the original paintings and drawings.


»Der Göttliche Funke II« is a double-exhibition in cooperation with Diocesan Museum of the Diocese.

Markus Lüpertz showed church windows and monumental plaster sculptures in the Gothic church of St. Ulrich. His designs for the windows of the west and east façades of the church are also displayed in original size, which he designed thematically for St. Ulrich.

Markus Lüpertz – St. Georg – Bronze Neue Edition by Art Affair – Art Affair Galerie

Bildermalen – Opening of the Exhibition of Bildermalen

Europa – Markus Lüpertz talks about the creation of his new bronze sculpture.

Markus Lüpertz am Flügel – together with his band TTT, an ensemble of top-class jazz musicians

Achill vor dem Dom – Markus Lüpertz’s art is a talking point in Regensburg

“una cosa rara” – 10-minute documentary about the collaboration with Markus Lüpertz at the Stadttheater Regensburg

Markus Lüpertz in the Gallery Art Affair – TVA-Blitzlicht by Petra Stikel

Arbeiten für die Ewigkeit – The painter and sculptor Markus Lüpertz

Markus Lüpertz in artist chat with Jens Neundorff von Enzberg at the vernissage on 7.12.2019 at the Galerie Art Affair in Regensburg

Markus Lüpertz besucht die Art Karlsruhe – Gallery Art Affair

Kirchenfenster des Künstlers Lüpertz in St. Ulrich in Regensburg sind fertig – Sonntagsblatt from 24.06.2023

Markus Lüpertz: Neues Licht für alte Kirche – BR from 26.07.2023

Regensburg: Von Künstler Markus Lüpertz gestaltete Kirchenfenster präsentiert – TVA from 26.07.2023

Die Regensburger Kirchenfenster von Markus Lüpertz sind fertig – Mittelbayerische Zeitung from 27.06.2023

Genesis-Kunstwerke in Karlsruhe: Das ist Markus Lüpertz – from 04. Mai 2023

“Genesis” in der U-Bahn: Künstler Markus Lüpertz gestaltet Keramiken – Sonntagsblatt from 01.Mai.2023

Das Spiel mit Licht und Farbe – Süddeutsche Zeitung from 20.09.2021

Fünf Lüpertz-Fenster für Regensburg – Der Neue Tag from 29.04.2021

Markus Lüpertz zum 80. Geburtstag – Süddeutsche Zeitung from 25. April 2021

Markus Lüpertz, Pastelle und Holzschnitte – Art Chat with Lüpertz, MZ from 07.12.2019

Markus Lüpertz, Una Cosa Rara – Wie in einem Bilderrausch, Oberpfalz Netz from 15.11.2018

Markus Lüpertz, Una Cosa Rara – Markus Lüpertz the Gallery Art Affair in Regensburg, Landshuter Zeitung from 09.11.2018

Markus Lüpertz, Una Cosa Rara – Schäferidylle mit Augenzwinkern, Fraenkischer Tag from 01.11.2018

Markus Lüpertz – Una Cosa Rara – Maler Markus Lüpertz stellt in Regensburg aus, Passauer Neue Presse vom 31.10.2018

Markus Lüpertz, Una Cosa Rara – Klarer Fall für den Meister, MZ vom 12.10.2018

Markus Lüpertz, Der göttliche Funke II – Der Meister sucht in St. Ulrich den göttlichen Funken – die Ouvertüre für einen ambitionierten Regensburger Plan, Mittelbayerische Zeitung from 09. September 2021

Markus Lüpertz, Der göttliche Funke II – „Der göttliche Funke II“ – Ausstellung und Kirchenfenster von Markus Lüpertz, Regensburger Nachrichten from 17. September 2021

Markus Lüpertz, Bildermalen– Markus Lüpertz eröffnet Ausstellung BILDERMALEN in Galerie Art Affair, Regensburger Nachrichten from 23. August 2022.

Markus Lüpertz, Bildermalen – Der Maestro hält Hof, an seiner Seite: vier Bildermaler, Mittelbayerische Zeitung from 26. September 2022

Markus Lüpertz, Denkmal für Clara und Robert Schumann enthüllt -Der Künstler Markus Lüpertz (81) hat Düsseldorf ein monumentales Denkmal für das berühmte Musiker-Ehepaar Clara und Robert Schumann geschenkt, Zeit Online from 27. Oktober 2022.

Markus Lüpertz, Denkmal für Clara und Robert Schumann enthüllt – Ddorf-aktuell from 29. Oktober 2022.