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Georg Baselitz. Art Edition No. 1–25 ‘Overpainted cover’

Edition of 25Hardcover in clamshell box, 33 x 44 cm (13 x 17.3 in.), 8.3 kg (18.25 lb), 604 pages, numbered and signed by Georg Baselitz; with a cover individually overpainted by the artist35000Edizione: Francese, Inglese, Tedesco Disponibilità: Esaurito

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This Art Edition of TASCHEN’s XXL Georg Baselitz monograph, which presents the full range of his work since 1960 in 400+ images, comes with a cover painted and screen-printed by the artist. The motif is an upside-down eagle hovering in precarious balance, one of the most evocative inventions threading through the artist’s work.

Limited Art Edition (No. 1–25), numbered and signed by Georg Baselitz and with a cover individually overpainted by the artist
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Georg Baselitz. Art Edition No. 1–25 ‘Overpainted cover’

Georg Baselitz. Art Edition No. 1–25 ‘Overpainted cover’

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The world seen upside down

The paintings and sculptures of Georg Baselitz

Proverbially known for the audaciously simple but game-changing strategy of painting the motif on its head, Georg Baselitz has been a consistently challenging artist since the start of the 1960s. His work is always highly charged but surprisingly diverse, starting with the existential figures of paintings such as The Big Night Down the Drain, famously removed from his first solo exhibition for indecency, and the series of “Heroes” that portrayed disabled and exposed figures in a destroyed landscape and order. More and more, the picture space itself became fractured, and by the end of the decade, the artist fully turned the world upside down: trees, factories, eagles, or nude self-portraits actually painted on their heads. This allowed him to freely paint and to engage with conceptual color schemes or off-beat themes, such as men eating oranges, memories of Soviet propaganda paintings, or more recently so-called remixes in a reengagement with his own earlier work as a dialog in time. Already a master of drawing, woodcut, and engraving, from 1980 on Baselitz also created rough sculptures hewn from wood with axe and chainsaw, then adding bronze to his materials in the late 2000s.

The oversize and most in-depth monograph on the artist’s oeuvre features large-format reproductions of more than 400 works in all media plus installation shots and portraits along with texts that approach the subject from different perspectives: a portrait of the artist and his dark sense of humor by long-time connoisseur Richard Shiff, an essay on his formation and development as a painter by critic Jonathan Jones, on the sculptural work from his scandalous success at the Venice Biennale 1980 by art historian and curator Eva Mongi-Vollmer, on his artistic strategies by art historian and curator Carla Schulz-Hoffmann, a collection of small literary texts relating to the artist’s use of myth and history by author and director Alexander Kluge, and a studio conversation with the art journalist Cornelius Tittel. Statements from the artist through the years and an illustrated biography complete this unprecedented survey of Georg Baselitz’s work.

This strictly limited Art Edition of 25 copies comes with a cover hand-painted and screen-printed by Georg Baselitz. Over a composition of rounded colorfield shapes in luminous hues, the artist has layered screen-printed drawings of an eagle on its head. This motif threads through the artist’s work since a first watercolor of two eagles fighting he made at the age of 15. Then in 1972, experimenting with the possibilities of standing the motif on its head, he made finger paintings of eagles precariously hovering in an intense sky. Returning to the eagle in every work phase throught the decades, in the artist’s most recent development, the animal is dissolving into spindly drawn lines that enhance the dynamic both of the unbalanced motif and the action of the free-flowing ink. The spine, again by the artist’s hand, is painted with his initials, G. B.

Limited Art Edition (No. 1–25), numbered and signed by Georg Baselitz and with a cover individually overpainted by the artist
L'editore

Hans Werner Holzwarth è grafico e curatore editoriale specializzato in arte contemporanea e fotografia. Le sue pubblicazioni per TASCHEN comprendono Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool, Albert Oehlen, Ai Weiwei e il SUMO di David Hockney A Bigger Book, nonché monografie quali Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Georg Baselitz. Art Edition No. 1–25 ‘Overpainted cover’
Edition of 25Hardcover in clamshell box, 33 x 44 cm (13 x 17.3 in.), 8.3 kg (18.25 lb), 604 pages, numbered and signed by Georg Baselitz; with a cover individually overpainted by the artist

ISBN 978-3-8365-7755-7

Edizione: Francese, Inglese, Tedesco