German Expressionist Artist Jörg Immendorff Dies



“German expressionist artist Jörg Immendorff - known both for his artistic charisma and his colorful lifestyle, died on Monday after a long illness, his wife said. He was 61. One of Germany’s foremost modern artists, the 61-year-old had been suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease which attacks and destroys nerve cells in the brain.” (story) Find some more information (including Immendorf’s official portrait of former Chancellor Schröder - c.f. this entry from a little while ago) here, and discussion of his “Cafe Deutschland” series here.