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About Georg Baselitz

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.

German, b. 1938, Deutschbaselitz, Germany, based in Munich and Imperia, Italy

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
SIGMUND-Georg Baselitz Works, Aye Gallery, Beijing
2016
Georg Baselitz: Jumping Over My Shadow, Gagosian Gallery, New York
2015
Georg Baselitz: Visit from Hokusai, Gagosian Gallery, New York
2015
GEORG BASELITZ & EMILIO VEDOVA, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
SIGMUND-Georg Baselitz Works, Aye Gallery, Beijing
2016
Georg Baselitz: Jumping Over My Shadow, Gagosian Gallery, New York
2015
Georg Baselitz: Visit from Hokusai, Gagosian Gallery, New York
2015
GEORG BASELITZ, McCabe Fine Art, 114 45 Stockholm
2015
GEORG BASELITZ & EMILIO VEDOVA, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
2014
Georg Baselitz: Farewell Bill, Gagosian Gallery, London
2012
Georg Baselitz, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Georg Baselitz: The Heroes, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2016
Georg Baselitz Albert Oehlen, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen
2016
Georg Baselitz: The Heroes, Städel Museum, Frankfurt
2015
Revolutionäres Jahr, Galerie Sabine Knust, München
2015
Artists in Their Time, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
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