DAS MOTIV: DER HASE
signed with initials and dated 22.v.88; signed, titled and dated 14.V.88 and 25.V.88 on the rever
oil on canvas
57½ by 44⅞ in. 146.1 by 114 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. There is light evidence of handling along the edges. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. Under very close inspection, some fine drying cracks and small networks of hairline craquelure are visible in the thickly painted white and light blue passages, all of which appear to be stable. Under raking light, several small round faint drip accretions are visible in the black areas. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne
Galerie Beyeler, Basel
Christie's, Paris, 7 December 2016, Lot 12
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremen, Georg Baselitz: Das Motiv, Bilder und Zeichnungen, 1987-1988, September 18 - October 30, 1988, front cover, no. 32, p. 15, illustrated in color
Zürich, Kunsthaus Zürich and Düsseldorf, Städische Kunsthalle, Georg Baselitz, May - September 1990, no. 67, pp. 153 and 240, illustrated in color