RIP: A. R. Penck, neo-expressionist artist and free-jazz drummer

RIP: A. R. Penck, neo-expressionist artist and free-jazz drummer
A.R. Penck installation at the Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst

From Deutsche Welle:

A. R. Penck was one of Germany’s most internationally recognized artists, whose style stood out for its simplicity - as well as for its confrontational and often ironic imagery. His colorful images depicting primitive stick figures with erect phalluses, biting dogs, skulls and crosses and much more were as much a sign of protest as they were sheer provocation. His painting, prints and sculptures were considered in equal parts figurative and abstract. […]

In his later years he also turned his attention to one of his favorite activities outside of the realm of art: A. R. Penck was an avid drummer and a member of the free jazz group “Triple Trip Touch” (also known as TTT), gigging with some of the most outstanding jazz performers of the late 1980s and 1990s. Penck moved to Dublin, Ireland, in order to dedicate more of his time to his passion for jazz.

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