Monday, February 2, 2009

"Drei Streifen Mantel (Remix)" 2007, Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery Berlin

"Mantel (Remix)" 2007 at the 2008 London Frieze Art Fair, 
Gallery Thaddaeus Ropac ( picture by me )

Left to right : "Hirte 65", "Peitschenfrau", "Waldarbeiter (Remix)" 
and "Der Dichter 1965" at the Venice pavilion 2007 
( Librado Romero / The NY Times )

"Goldener Stern" by Georg Baselitz in the Venice pavilion in 2007 
( Librado Romero / The NY Times )

Georg Baselitz ( born 23 January 1938 ) is a German painter who studied in the former East Germany, before moving to what was then the country of West Germany. Baselitz's style is interpreted by the European perspective as postmodern. 
In 1990, at the Nationalgalerie im Alten Museum in Berlin, the first major exhibition of Baselitz's works in East Germany was staged. He took part in the International Pavilion at the Venice Biennale with the "male torso" sculpture, accompagnied by oversize drawings.  He works in a traditional media - painting, drawing, printmaking and wood sculpture, often on a monumental scale. 
In 1995, the first major retrospective of Baselitz's work in the US is staged at the Guggenheim in NYC. 
Baselitz is one of the world's best-selling living artists. 

He is represented by Contemporary fine arts Gallery in Berlin, by Gagosian Gallery and by Thaddaeus Ropac.