Exhibition of new paintings and sculpture by Georg Baselitz opens at Gagosian Gallery

NEW YORK, NY.- Gagosian Gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings and sculpture by Georg Baselitz. Baselitz’s challenging career is a constant process of counterpoint, marked by intense periods of creative activity culminating in a masterpiece or group of master works, followed by a startling renewal and rethinking of the subject. A traditional artisan, he produces paintings, drawings, prints, and wood sculptures, often on a monumental scale. Baselitz has consistently explored what it is to be German and a German artist, although his oeuvre owes as much to a broader range of influences, including Art brut and the drawings and writings of Antonin Artaud, sixteenth century German woodcuts, and African sculptures. While his chosen forms embody an aspiration for the latitude and grandeur of post-war abstraction, the tormented and fragmented motifs that characterize his early works express the burden of post-war economic and