The gallery offers a preview of a large selection of works grouped according to chronological
chapters spanning from 1955 - 2007.
As the legacy in its entirety numbers thousands of works, for the purpose of your research you
welcome to apply for a
PDF of the catalogue featuring information on all of the catalogued works so far.
Note: The presentation of Richard Hirschbaeck’s archive on this site is ongoing. Further works will be added through regular updates.
The end of the seventies is marked by a moment where all that has been built up, maintained and securely stabilized in the previous period slowly starts to decompose, and no longer holds as true. In 1989, his son David passed away, which had a tremendous impact on him. As if almost palpable in his work, at the end of this decade, an amount of disturbance and hesitation come in which is reflected in the abstract-expressionist paintings; like all that was built up is no more sustainable. Here form begins to be protruded by foreign elements and gestures. Walls that have been kept up slowly start to crumble and new foundations must be found and constructed.