Having worked in black and white for over 30 years, as well as forming memories and dreaming in monochrome, the artist’s aim was to improve his understanding of colour: the red of the sofa and Coca-Cola fridge radiates against the grey pebble-dash wall. Although the frame of the image restricts your view of what is beyond its edges, the painting in the scene takes your mind on a journey through the surrounding dry desert-landscapes.
Lounge Painting 1
Lounge Painting 1 was originally part of Wenders' Written in the West series, created in 1983 while in the U.S. preparing to shoot his film Paris, Texas. It depicts a deserted hotel in the small town of Gila Bend, Arizona.