In 1981 a famous caricature appeared in the magazine "Stern": Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, in the middle of the East-West conflict, sits, between vodka and coke, on the sofa in the chancellor's bungalow - under a painting by Günter Fruhtrunk. A year before his death, Fruhtrunk, a professor at the Munich Academy, was considered a leading German representative of concrete art. His design for the Aldi-Nord bag captivates with its noncommittal conciseness - and does not remain a German design icon for nothing.
On May 1, 2023, Günter Fruhtrunk would have turned 100. To mark this anniversary, the Lenbachhaus is dedicating an exhibition to him. Around 40 of his works from the years 1954 to 1967 will be presented - a period that Frutrunk spent in Paris and which is considered a particularly fruitful phase in his life and work.