Since the museum does not have a purchase allocation, we are immensely thankful for the Friends’ Association of the Museum. This is the only possible way to obtain works of the museum founder, which substantially enrich the collection. Moreover, we have fortunately received important works in recent years as donations and several works as an external donation.
We cordially would like to thank all contributors!

 

Lothar Fischer<br>Charioteer, 1962

Permanent Loan

Lothar Fischer
Wagenlenker (Charioteer), 1962
Relief, cement colored cased
200 x 300 x 10 cm (78.7 x 118.1 x 3.9 inch)
Permanent Loan from the District Office Neumarkt i.d.OPf.
WV Dornacher 210

The colored cased cement relief “Wagenlenker” (“Charioteer”) is one of the main works from the SPUR era. The relief shows a standing “Charioteer” on his quadriga to the left side. This four in hand wagon is a suitable motif to fill a landscape formatted image area with figural structure elements. The design principles are the weavings and the layers. The colors serve exclusively as an organizing principle and therefore receive above all a functional meaning. On a light gray cement base are the line elements such as slate-colored reins and harnesses and the area elements are cased partly brick red cased. The sculptor with some help of his artistic-lively and sensual-sculptural form language succeeds in making an exciting synthesis of abstraction and figuration, so to say of weaving and figural details. Through the avoidance of this opposite pairing, the artistic entity is achieved and therefore the motif Charioteer defined freely and sculpturally new.

 

Lothar Fischer<br>Small Socketed Sphinx, 1977 (above left)<br>Lothar Fischer<br>Large Female Torso, 1973 (right)<br>Lothar Fischer<br>The Crucified, 1961 (left)

Acquisitions Friends’ Association

2008

Lothar Fischer
Kleine gesockelte Sphinx (Small Socketed Sphinx), 1977
Bronze, 48 x 61 x 7 cm (18.9 x 24.0 x 2.8 inch)
WV Dornacher 815
K.: 6 casts bronze, 6 casts iron
(image above left)

Lothar Fischer
Großer weiblicher Torso (Large Female Torso), 1973
Clay, 85 x 20 x 70 cm (33.5 x 7.9 x 27.6 inch)
WV Dornacher 655
(image right)

 

2009

Lothar Fischer
Gekreuzigter (The Crucified), 1961
Bronze unique copy, 28 x 22 x 12 cm
(11.0 x 8.7 x 14.7 inch)
WV Dornacher 156 (left)

Lothar Fischer<br>Variations on “The Family Day”, 1965

2010

Lothar Fischer
Variationen über “Der Familientag”
(Variations on “The Family Day”)
, 1965
Clay painted, 5 part, each 48,5 x 49 x 6 cm
(19.1 x 19.3 x 2.4 inch)
WV Dornacher 318 a-e

Lothar Fischer<br>Lady With Lace, 1970

2011

Lothar Fischer
Dame mit Spitze (Lady With Lace), 1970
Clay limed, 64 x 36 x 9 cm
(25.2 x 14.2 x 3.5 inch)
WV Dornacher 483

Lothar Fischer<br>Road Cruiser, 1966

2014

Lothar Fischer
Straßenkreuzer (Road Cruiser), 1966
Ton bemalt, 33 x 100 x 45 cm
WV Dornacher 339 und 339 a

Lothar Fischer<br>Lying Maja I, 1969

2015

Lothar Fischer
Liegende Maja I (Lying Maja I), 1969
Ton, 25 x 80 x 30 cm
WV Dornacher 417

Lothar Fischer<br>Small Mother Archetype, 1958

Donations

2006

Lothar Fischer
Kleine Urmutter (Small Mother Archetype), 1958
Clay, 22 x 16 x 10 cm (8.7 x 6.3 x 3.9 inch)
WV Dornacher 77
Donation Y. Fongi

Lothar Fischer<br>Humpty Dumpty sits on a horse, 1964/65

2009

Lothar Fischer
Humpty-Dumpty sits on a horse, 1964/65
Stone, 255 x 190 x 40 cm (100.4 x 74.8 x 15.8 inch)
WV Dornacher 307
Donation of the gallery family van de Loo

The Munich gallery owner and collector Otto van de Loo has had a close friendship with the members of the artists collective SPUR (1957 – 1965) since the founding of the gallery in 1957 until his daughter Marie-José van de Loo took over the art dealership in 1998. The members were Lothar Fischer, Heimrad Prem, Helmut Sturm and HP Zimmer. Van de Loo did not just offer one of the most important exhibition forums to the Munich artist collective, but he also supported them through acquisitions and commissions. Important works of his collection went amongst others as a gift to the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin (New National Gallery Berlin) in 1991, to the Dresdner Kupferstichkabinett (Dresdner Copper Etching Cabinet) in 1993, and to the Kunsthalle (Art Hall) in Emden in 1997. He commissioned Lothar Fischer, who often visited him in his House Christof on Lake Walchen, to make a sculpture for the exterior space in 1964. ”Humpty-Dumpty sits on a horse” has accompanied the family van de Loo there now for over forty years. On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the opening, the museum received this glorious sculpture as a gift. It is not only to be understood as recognition by the Gallery van de Loo for the artist’s achievements, but also as appreciation of the still young museum in Neumarkt.
“Humpty-Dumpty sits on a horse” is one of the few stone works of the sculptor and counts next to the Charioteer Relief from 1962, which is now in the foyer of the museum’s exhibition space in Neumarkt, as one of the main works of the SPUR era. With the title’s work, Fischer refers to the first line of the old English children’s rhyme “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall”. Here, Humpty Dumpty is a small, plump, egg-shaped, but at the same time fragile person. He became famous as a character by Lewis Caroll, who lets him appear in the “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” sequel “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There” (1871). Fischer humorously bestows his Humpty-Dumpty-Horseman of Lake Walchen a very visible egg-shaped head.
The theme steed and horseman has engaged the artist a life long, last in the fountain composition “Drei Reiter” (“Three Horsemen”), which was installed in the immediate proximity to the museum on the Residenzplatz in 2002. Since the official transfer of the donation on 5 July 2009, the larger than life sculpture “Humpty-Dumpty sits on a horse” can be permanently seen from the staircase tower of the museum.
The donation is a special delight and honor for the Lothar & Christel Fischer Foundation, for which we are greatly thankful. We would like to thank the Friends’ Association of the Museum Lothar Fisher and the City of Neumarkt i.d.Opf. for the accompanying support of the project.

 

Lothar Fischer<br>Jeux des cartes (Card Players), 1966

2010

Lothar Fischer
Jeux des cartes (Card Players), 1966
Clay painted, ca. 50 x 40 x 10 cm (19.7 x 15.5 x 3.9 inch)
WV Dornacher 336
Donation STAEDTLER-Foundation

Even though the artist dates this sculpture to the year 1966, it marks a turning point between his creative phase with the Munich artists collective SPUR, which ended in 1965, and the work phase inspired by Pop Art beginning in 1966/67. Fisher’s colorfully cased work refers to the design principle of motif layering and intertwining; a principle, which was still discussed by the SPUR artists in 1965. Layering as a work method can be seen at the head of the card player, while the design of the pair’s leg as a motif for intertwining. It is the main work of the clay sculptor Lothar Fischer, who seldom colored his clay works. We thank the STAEDTLER Foundation for this generous donation.

2014

Lothar Fischer
Badende Dolores (Dolores Bathing), 1967
Ton, 75 x 55 30 cm
WV Dornacher 373