Galerie Daniel Blau is delighted to announce the opening of an exhibition of paintings by the German artist, Christa Dichgans. Included will be rare paintings from the 1960s and 70s, many of which are being shown for the first time.
The early paintings were made after the artist studied in Berlin under the painter Fred Thieler. It was after the birth of her son in 1963 that she began to make still-life paintings of toys. She says, “It was like a small-format reality in concentrated form.”
It was during her stay in New York that she started responding to Pop, the new fashion aesthetic. The exhibition will feature Dichgans’s iconic sausage paintings, and the weapon still-life paintings made during her stay in New York, Rome, and Florence.
Dichgans has had several solo exhibitions worldwide including those in Berlin, New York, Buenos Aires, Paris, Venice, Zurich, and Moscow. Following the exhibition at Daniel Blau, a selection of her work will be included in the long-awaited “German Pop” exhibition at Schirn Frankfurt, in November, 2014.
Christa Dichgans was born 1940 in Berlin. She studied from 1960- 65 at the Berlin Academy of Arts under Fred Thieler. She received a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation in 1966 and moved to New York for a year. Dichgans worked as Georg Baselitz’s assistant from 1984 to 1988. She currently lives and works in Berlin and La Haute Carpénée in southern France.