Lenbachhaus Munich cordially invites you and your friends to the opening of "Günter Fruhtrunk. The Paris Years (1954–1967)".
In 1981, the newsweekly "Stern" ran a satirical drawing that has since become famous: West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, in the midst of the East-West conflict, sits, between vodka and Coca-Cola, on a sofa in his bungalow—on the wall above him a painting by Günter Fruhtrunk. A year before his death, Fruhtrunk, a professor at the Munich Academy, was widely hailed as one of the Federal Republic’s leading exponents of concrete art. His design for the Aldi-Nord shopping bag in its aloof distinctiveness deservedly became iconic first in West, then in reunified Germany.
On May 1, 2023, Günter Fruhtrunk would have turned 100 years old. To mark this anniversary, the Lenbachhaus is dedicating an exhibition to him. Around 60 of his works from the years 1954 to 1967 will be presented—a period that Fruhtrunk spent in Paris and which is considered a particularly prolific period in the artist's life and oeuvre.