GRUPPE SPUR: ÖLBILDER UND SKULPTUREN, Galerie van de Loo, Munich, 1962
Artists: Heimrad Prem, Helmut Sturm und Lothar Fischer (unclear participation: Erwin Eisch, Dieter Rempt, Gretel Stadler)
Duration: February 22, 1962–mid-March
Dimensions: 10.5 x 14.9 cm
Further Information: This invitation card was printed for the first collaboration between Galerie van de Loo and Gruppe SPUR. SPUR was founded in 1957 as a politically active group of painters and sculptors who had met at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich. Between 1959–62, members of SPUR publicly represented German positions in relation to the Situationist International, which also included members of CoBrA and several artists and intellectuals close to Guy Debord. The leftist activist Dieter Kunzelmann joined the group for two years, writing several texts and manifestos to accompanying the group’s exhibitions. After 1965, the group dissolved, fusing with another group from Munich called Wir, jointly forming the Geflecht group, which remained active until 1968. Biographical and bibliographical information via Galerie van de Loo, which was also a very import venue for artists from the CoBrA movement and the Situationist International: galerievandeloo-projekte.de
Images: Images of the invitation and all other archival documents shown on this page are part of the online collection of Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.