Georg Baselitz: I Was Born into a Destroyed Order

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Georg Baselitz: I Was Born into a Destroyed Order

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Georg Baselitz: I Was Born into a Destroyed Order
to Sat 28 Nov 2020
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Michael Werner Gallery, London presents an exhibition of major works by German painter Georg Baselitz, one of the most important painters of the second half of the twentieth century. I Was Born into a Destroyed Order begins in the 1960s and surveys the first three decades of the artist’s career. A selection of seminal paintings, works on paper and sculpture is on view.

Artworks

Große Nacht im Eimer (Big Night Down the Drain), 1963

Watercolor, pencil on paper
30 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches 77 x 67 cm

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Untitled, ca. 1963

India ink on paper
12 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches 32 x 19.5 cm

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Geschlecht mit Klössen (Sex with Dumplings), 1963

Gouache, watercolor, pencil on paper
18 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches 47.5 x 63 cm

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Das Bild für die Väter (Painting for the Fathers), 1965

Oil on canvas
51 1/4 x 63 3/4 inches 130 x 162 cm

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Schwarzer Garten (Black Garden), 1964

Oil on canvas
63 3/4 x 51 1/4 inches 162 x 130 cm

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Ein Jäger (A Hunter), 1968

Oil on canvas
63 3/4 x 51 1/4 inches 162 x 130 cm

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Hund und Hase abwärts (Dog and Hare Downward), 1967

Dispersion, charcoal on canvas
63 3/4 x 51 1/4 inches 162 x 130 cm

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Untitled, 1965

Watercolor on paper
19 x 13 inches 48 x 33 cm

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P.D., 1962

India ink on paper
11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches 29.5 x 22 cm

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P.D. im Raum (P.D. in Room), 1962

India ink on paper
11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches 29.5 x 22 cm

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Untitled, 1962

Charcoal on paper
17 x 12 inches 43 x 30.5 cm

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Saxon Motif, 1965

India ink, pencil on paper
20 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches 51 x 41.5 cm

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Untitled (Cross), 1960

India ink on paper
13 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches 35 x 24 cm

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Untitled, 1967

Pencil, gouache on paper
19 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches 50 x 38 cm

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Untitled, 1967

Charcoal on paper
23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches 60 x 42 cm

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Untitled, 1967

Pencil on paper
13 1/2 x 10 inches 34.5 x 26 cm

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Untitled, 1965

India ink on paper
13 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches 35 x 21.5 cm

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Drei Streifen (Three Stripes), 1966

India ink, pencil on paper
13 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches 34 x 25 cm

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Untitled, 1976

Watercolor on paper
27 1/2 x 19 1/2inches 70 x 50 cm

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Birkenallee Teichdamm (Avenue of Birch Trees Pond Dam), 1974

Oil on canvas
98 1/2 x 70 3/4 inches 250 x 180 cm

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Waldweg (Forest Path), 1974

Oil on canvas
74 3/4 x 43 1/4 inches 190 x 110 cm

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Ein Vogel (A Bird), 1972

Oil on canvas
63 3/4 x 51 1/4 inches 162 x 130 cm

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Hochsteinklippen (Hochstein Cliffs) Cliffs), 1969

Oil on canvas
51 1/4 x 63 3/4 inches 130 x 162 cm

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Untitled, 1991

Gouache, pastel on paper
39 1/4 x 27 1/2 inches 99.5 x 69 5 cm

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Untitled, 1972

Watercolor, ink on paper
31 x 20 3/4 inches 79 x 53 cm

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Untitled (Saxon Motif), Untitled (Eagle’s Wing), Untitled (Eagle), 1975

Gouache, India ink, wash, charcoal, pencil, ballpoint pen on paper
Twenty parts, each: 9 x 6 1/4 inches 23 x 16 cm

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Untitled (Reading Girl), 1981

Pastel, chalk, charcoal on paper
12 x 17 inches 31 x 43 cm

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Untitled (Eagle), 1975

India ink on paper
9 x 6 1/4 inches 23 x 16 cm

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Untitled (Saxon Motif), 1975

India ink, gouache, charcoal on paper
9 x 6 1/4 inches 23 x 16 cm

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Gelbe Nase (Yellow Nose), 1992

Oil on canvas
35 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches 90 x 53 cm

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Das Liebespaar (The Lovers), 1984

Oil on canvas
98 1/2 x 130 inches 250 x 330 cm

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Untitled, 1983

Watercolor on paper
24 x 17 inches 61 x 43 cm

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Ding kariert (Checkered Thing), 1994

Poplar, fabric
40 3/4 x 20 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches 103.5 x 52 x 51.5 cm

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Stephatos unterm Kreuz (Stephatos under the Cross), 1984

Oil on canvas
98 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches 250 x 200 cm

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Veronika, 1983

Oil on canvas
98 1/2 x 78 3/4 inches 250 x 200 cm

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Georg Baselitz was born Hans-Georg Kern in the Saxon village of Deutschbaselitz in 1938, into the destruction of the Second World War and the subsequent occupation and partitioning of the artist’s homeland. As he explains in a 1995 interview, “I was born into a destroyed order, a destroyed landscape, a destroyed people, a destroyed society. And I didn’t want to re-establish an order: I’d seen enough of so-called order.” In 1961 he adopted the name of his hometown, and as the art historian Richard Shiff keenly observes, “this action announced the presence of his birthplace in everything he would go on to accomplish: person and place were one.” From his origins of destruction and disorder, Baselitz creates a body of work that, in his words, does not develop over time, but instead “each painting destroys the old one.”

This exhibition features works from 1960 to the mid-1990s. On view will be works from Baselitz’s “Pandemonium” series, an early “Hero” painting as well as important paintings from the “Fracture” series. Baselitz famously sought to separate representation from content by inverting the figure or motif, and the exhibition will include one of his first inverted landscape paintings from 1969. In the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Baselitz continued to experiment with abstraction by rendering the figure upside-down. The exhibition will include some of the artist’s most significant paintings from that time as well as an extraordinary block of 22 works on paper from the artist’s “Saxon-Motif” drawings of 1975.

Georg Baselitz presented his first solo exhibition at Galerie Werner & Katz, Berlin, in 1963, causing a public scandal with the perceived obscenity of his paintings. He has since been the subject of many important museum exhibitions worldwide. Major exhibitions include Galleria dell’Accademia, Venice; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Fondation Beyeler, Basel; Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden; Royal Academy, London; Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek; IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Scottish National Gallery of Art, Edinburgh; and Kunstmuseum Basel, among many others.

Courtesy of Michael Werner Gallery

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