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Past exhibition

Georg Baselitz. The Heroes

07.14.2017 - 10.22.2017

George Baselitz (b. 1938) is without question one of the most influential painters and sculptors of our time. In 1965 and 1966, in a virtually explosive spurt of productivity, he developed his dramatic and paradoxical Hero paintings. Today, the forceful workgroup of the Heroes and New Types is universally regarded as a key example of German art from the 1960s. This monographic exhibition, organized by the Städel Museum, Frankfurt, in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, will be the first comprehensive survey of the keys to this series, whose aggressively, defiantly painted monumental figures have lost nothing of their ambiguous, portentous, vulnerable quality. However, Baselitz was concerned here with far more than general social issues—he was also reflecting on his own position in relation to society.

Exhibition organized by the Städel Museum, Fráncfort del Meno, in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.,

Georg Baselitz
Bonjour Monsieur Courbet, 1965
Oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Thaddaeus Ropac Collection, Paris-Salzburg

The Exhibition

rebel-1965

Georg Baselitz
Rebel (Rebell), 1965
Oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Tate: Purchased 1982, London
© Georg Baselitz, 2017
Photo: Friedrich Rosenstiel, Cologne

blocked-painter-1965

Georg Baselitz
Blocked Painter (Versperrter Maler), 1965
Oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
MKM Museum
Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Collection Ströher
© Georg Baselitz, 2017 Photo: Archiv Sammlung Ströher

bonjour-monsieur-courbet-1965

Georg Baselitz
Bonjour Monsieur Courbet, 1965
Oil on canvas
Collection Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris – Salzburg
© Georg Baselitz, 2017
Photo: Frank Oleski, Cologne

Curly-One

Georg Baselitz
Curly-One (Lockiger), 1966
Oil on canvas
162 x 114 cm
Privately owned
© Georg Baselitz 2017
Photo: Jochen Littkemann, Berlin

Adler 53 - Held 65

Georg Baselitz
Adler 53 - Held 65 (Remix), 2007
Oil on canvas
300 x 250 cm
Privately owned
© Georg Baselitz, 2017
Photo: Jochen Littkemann, Berlin

El Artista

Georg Baselitz | Artistas | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

Baselitz, Georg

Deutschbaselitz, Germany, 1938

Georg Baselitz’s original name was Hans Georg Kern. He was born in 1938 in Deutschbaselitz, a small village not far from Dresden. His father was a teacher at the village school. After the war ended in 1945, eastern Germany came under Soviet...

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