Georg Baselitz, ‘Zero Mobil (Zero Mobile)’, 2014, Sculpture, Patinated bronze, Gagosian
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Georg Baselitz

Zero Mobil (Zero Mobile), 2014

Patinated bronze
36 1/4 × 111 13/16 × 31 1/2 in
92.1 × 284 × 80 cm
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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© Georg Baselitz. Photo by Jochen Littkemann, Berlin. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.
Georg Baselitz
German, b. 1938
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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.

Georg Baselitz, ‘Zero Mobil (Zero Mobile)’, 2014, Sculpture, Patinated bronze, Gagosian
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© Georg Baselitz. Photo by Jochen Littkemann, Berlin. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.
Georg Baselitz
German, b. 1938
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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.

Georg Baselitz

Zero Mobil (Zero Mobile), 2014

Patinated bronze
36 1/4 × 111 13/16 × 31 1/2 in
92.1 × 284 × 80 cm
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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