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Georg Baselitz
B. 1938
WEISSES UND SCHWARZES PFERD
signed with the artist's initials and dated 15 X 86; signed, titled and dated 10 X 86 + 15. X. 86 on the reverse
oil on canvas
146 by 114 cm. 57 1/2 by 44 7/8 in.
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Provenance

Michael Werner Gallery, Cologne
Acquired from the above by the present owner in the 1980s

Catalogue Note

“I also orient the figure to come from different sides of the canvas, but in the beginning it was important to just paint the figure upside down. That was the most disruptive in terms of breaking convention. It creates a healthy disorder. To reinvent painting for yourself, you must address the  obvious and the marginal, disrupt the predictable by using what people don’t want to look at or are not familiar with. I am always working with a specific idea or motif, trying to restructure it or rebuild it.”

GEORG BASELITZ
quoted in Exh. Cat., Texas, Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Georg Baselitz: Portraits of Elke, 1997, p.17

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