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Copyright 2001 Georg Baselitz
 Baselitz, Georg (1938 - )
Germany

Blonde ohne Stahlhelm- Otto D. (Blonde Without Helmet - Otto D.), 1987

Oil on canvas;
198.5 x 154 cm
Neo-Expressionism

UID 102-42



Biography

Born Georg Kern in Deutschbaselitz, Saxony. Lives in Derneburg, Lower Saxony. Studied art in 1956 at the College of Fine and Applied Art, East Berlin, where socialist realism was the predominant style. It was here that he changed his name from Kern to Baselitz, after his birthplace. He went to West Berlin in 1957, continuing his study of painting and meeting Penck. In 1961, influenced by Artaud and Lautréamont, they issued their "Ertes Pandämonium", a manifesto and also an iconoclastic programme for his approach to painting. A second manifesto followed in 1962. The following year, he exhibited at the Werner & Katz Gallery, in Berlin, and two of his canvases were confiscated by the public prosecutor. After a trial lasting two years, charges were dropped and the paintings returned. In 1969, he began to execute all his paintings upside down, a reversal that gave him the freedom, as he said, "to concentrate on purely painterly problems". Baselitz was named professor at the Karlsruhe and Berlin Colleges of Art during the 1970s, and became recognized as a father figure of the new expressive painting. In recent years he has turned to polychrome sculpture. He represented Germany at the Venice Biennale in 1982, with a wooden sculpture. Participated at "Documenta" 5 and 7. In 1982, first exhibition in NYC, followed by others in 1988, 1990 and 1995. In 1988 retrospective of his work was held at Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Kunsthalle Hamburg. In 1989 received France's medal "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres". Had major retrospectives at Kunsthaus Zürich, and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf in 1990 and in 1995, at the Guggenheim (travelled in USA and Europe).



Exhibitions

Refigured Painting: The German Image 1960-1988
Toledo Museum of Art, The, USA
12-01-1988 ~ 01-01-1989

Refigured Painting: The German Image 1960-1988
Clark Institute, Willliams College, USA
02-01-1989 ~ 03-01-1989

Refigured Painting: The German Image 1960-1988
Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt), Germany
08-01-1989 ~ 11-01-1989

Refigured Painting: The German Image 1960-1988
Kunstmuseum (Düsseldorf), Germany
04-01-1989 ~ 07-01-1989

Refigured Painting: The German Image 1960-1988
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, USA
01-10-1988 ~ 30-11-1988

Corpus: Visions of the Body in The Berardo Collection
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
10-10-2003 ~ 13-03-2004

Grande Escala - Colecção Berardo
Centro das Artes Casa das Mudas, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
09-10-2004 ~ 18-03-2005

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

Sin Título (el arte del siglo XX en la Colección Berardo)
Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Spain
29-06-2006 ~ 26-11-2006

Não te Posso Ver Nem Pintado
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
15-09-2008 ~ 10-05-2009

Arte Médica e Imagem do Corpo
Biblioteca Nacional (Lisboa),
07-04-2010 ~ 31-07-2010

Paradise Motel
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
13-11-2010 ~ 26-12-2011


Bibliography

Corpus: Visions of the Body in The Berardo Collection, 2003
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 9728176856

Grande Escala - The Berardo Collection, 2004
Published by Centro das Artes - Casa das Mudas
ISBN 972890200X

Refigured Painting: The German Image 1960-1988, 1988

Sin Título (el arte del siglo XX en la Colección Berardo), 2006
Published by Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza
ISBN 8495892529

Sotheby's, Contemporary Art, New York, Tuesday, November 9, 1993, lot. 45 , 1993
Published by Sotheby´s

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972974288X

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105







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