22 September—9 December 2007
In the Main Galleries, Burlington House
NEW: Listen to 'Georg Baselitz: A Statement'
Georg Baselitz is one of Germany's most prolific and well-known living artists. Born in Saxony in 1938 - painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor - Baselitz is perhaps best known for painting his motifs upside-down as a strategy to liberate the subject matter. His work incorporates figures, animals, birds, landscapes and still-lifes.
Georg Baselitz, Mit roter Fahne (With a Red Flag), 1965. Oil on canvas, 162 x 130 cm Private collection, Germany. Photo Frank Oleski.
The first major UK retrospective of his work, this exhibition features over 60 paintings, together with a significant number of sculptures, prints and drawings. It provides a unique opportunity to view works produced over the five decades of Baselitz's career, from his earliest paintings, dealing with his own existential problems within German society in the post-war period, to outstanding examples of his 'Fracture' and 'Upside-Down' paintings.
The exhibition also includes some of his most recent works, as Baselitz revisits themes explored in his early career, but this time using a newer, more lyrical style.
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