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Paragon
London

From a series of 11 etchings published in an edition of 20

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Signature
Signed, dated and numbered by the artist on the front
Publisher
Paragon

Counting among his influences Art Brut, Art Informel, and Abstract Expressionism, as well as artists Edvard Munch and Wassily Kandinsky, German artist Georg Baselitz’s work is characterized by expressionistic mark-making and unrefined, even grotesque, figurative depiction. Working in painting, drawing, printmaking, and monumental wood sculpture, Baselitz often addresses issues related to German national identity post-World War II, particularly the role of German artists. Along with Anselm Kiefer, Baselitz was chosen to represent Germany at the 1980 Venice Biennale, exhibiting a monumental wooden sculptural figure that appeared to be making a Nazi salute, causing an eruption of controversy and bringing the question of contemporary German identity to the fore. Baselitz is closely associated with fellow artists A.R. Penck and Eugen Schöenbeck, who demonstrate similar stylistic tendencies and emphasis on subject matter rather than strict abstraction.

High auction record
£7m, Sotheby's, 2017
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Selected exhibitions
2021
Georg Baselitz 'Hands'Cristea Roberts Gallery
Georg Baselitz: SpringtimeGagosian
2018
Baselitz: Six DecadesHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Die Mädchen von Olmo from Remix, 2006

Etching
33 3/10 × 25 3/5 in
84.5 × 65 cm
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P
Paragon
London

From a series of 11 etchings published in an edition of 20

Medium
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered by the artist on the front
Publisher
Paragon

Counting among his influences Art Brut, Art Informel, and Abstract Expressionism, as well as artists Edvard Munch and Wassily Kandinsky, German artist Georg Baselitz’s work is characterized by expressionistic mark-making and unrefined, even grotesque, figurative depiction. Working in painting, drawing, printmaking, and monumental wood sculpture, Baselitz often addresses issues related to German national identity post-World War II, particularly the role of German artists. Along with Anselm Kiefer, Baselitz was chosen to represent Germany at the 1980 Venice Biennale, exhibiting a monumental wooden sculptural figure that appeared to be making a Nazi salute, causing an eruption of controversy and bringing the question of contemporary German identity to the fore. Baselitz is closely associated with fellow artists A.R. Penck and Eugen Schöenbeck, who demonstrate similar stylistic tendencies and emphasis on subject matter rather than strict abstraction.

High auction record
£7m, Sotheby's, 2017
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Selected exhibitions (3)
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