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Michael Werner Gallery, London opens an exhibition of major works by German artist Georg Baselitz
Georg Baselitz, Das Bild fr die Vter (Painting for the Fathers), 1965. Oil on canvas, 51 1/4 x 63 3/4 inches, 130 x 162 cm. Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London.



LONDON.- Michael Werner Gallery, London is presenting an exhibition of major works by German artist Georg Baselitz, one of the most important painters of the second half of the 20th 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 are on view.

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 his 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 has created 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 are works from Baselitz's ‘Pandemonium’ series and 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 includes 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 includes 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 internationally. 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.

Georg Baselitz: I Was Born into a Destroyed Order opened on 11 September at Michael Werner Gallery in London and will remain on view until 24 October. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-colour catalogue.










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