Liqueurelle by Udo Lindenberg

Alongside his musical career, German rock legend Udo Lindenberg is since the mid-1990s also making himself a name as painter. Blending cartoon with caricature and impertinence with naivety, and what’s more coloring his works with liquors, he perfectly transposes his distinct artistic personality onto paper. Lindenberg even filed a patent for his unique ‘liquorcolor’ technique (analogous to watercolor; German: “Likörell”).
 
Udo Lindenberg was born on May 17, 1946 in Gronau (Westphalia) and lives in Hamburg today. He began his musical career at the end of the 1960s as a drummer in several bands, before, with the beginning of the 1970s, focusing increasingly on singing and composing own titles. He was one of the first rock musicians to present their titles in the German language and contributed significantly to lifting German Rock to mainstream music. In 2008, Udo Lindenberg reached the top of German charts with his album “Stark wie Zwei”.
 
Lindenberg’s paintings were first exhibited in 1996 and over 20 times since, gaining growing international recognition until today. Besides his ‘liquorcolor’ paintings, Lindenberg’s oeuvre includes paintings based on more intense acrylic colors. A selection of his works is on display at the Federal Chancellery of Germany, and in 2010, the Federal Ministry of Finance issued two special postage stamps featuring his works.
 
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