Georg Baselitz, “The Greatest Living Painter,” with Sir Norman Rosenthal

London | March 2017

Georg Baselitz is the greatest living painter, says curator and art historian Sir Norman Rosenthal. In this video, Sir Norman describes the poetry, grandeur and significance of Baselitz’s Hero series – imposing depictions of defeated and devastated German soldiers making their way home in the aftermath of World War II. One of this iconic series - Mit Roter Fahner (With Red Flag) - is a highlight of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 8 March in London.

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