Rupprecht Geiger (1908-2009) was one of the leading figures in German post-war art. His oil and acrylic paintings, works on paper and screenprints are characterized by simple geometrical forms and luminescent, sensitively modulated colors. He had a great passion for the color red, of which he said "Red is life, energy, virility, power, love, warmth, strength. With its ability to stimulate, it has a powerful function."
This collaboration supported Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
MSF is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care in nearly 70 countries. A private, non-profit organization, Doctors Without Borders was founded in 1971 as the first non-governmental organization to both provide emergency medical assistance and bear witness publicly to the plight of people it assists.