Imi Knoebel - Kinderstern ("Star for Children")


Imi Knoebel
Born on 31 December, 1940, in Dessau (Germany). Lives and works in Düsseldorf (Germany).

A German contemporary artist, he is best known for his paintings and minimalist sculptures.

From 1964 to 1971, he studied with Joseph Beuys at the Academy of Beaux-Arts in Düsseldorf along with Binky Palermo. Knoebel formed minimal artworks, current among students of Beuys. First he created his Linienbilder in black and white (1966-1968). Influenced by Malevich and his black square, next came his flat sculptures, made of juxtaposed panels or slats and colorful aluminum panels that, in their alignments, evoke the drawings of Piet Mondrian.

In 1988, Knoebel created the Kinderstern (Star for Children), a work of art that, still today, benefits the struggle for the rights of children and funds projects in their defense.

Kinderstern, 2009
Brooch – Enamel
3.5 x 4 cm
Edition Fighting for children’s rights
Coll. Diane Venet

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