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Georg Baselitz
UNTITLED
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574
Georg Baselitz
UNTITLED
Estimation
200 000300 000
Lot. Vendu 325,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Georg Baselitz
B. 1938
UNTITLED
signed and dated 67
Conté crayon, graphite and watercolor on paper
17 by 12 1/8 in. 43.2 by 30.8 cm.
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Provenance

Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich/Cologne
Private Collection
Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York
Private Collection (acquired from the above)
Springer & Winkler Kunsthandel, Berlin
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004

Exposition

New York, Nyehaus, Georg Baselitz: Works from the 1960s and 1970s, January - February 2007, p. 41, illustrated in color

Description

"Artists of Baselitz’s generation were born at the end of the Nazi era and spent their early years under the dictatorship of the German Democratic Republic, where art’s potential was strictly circumscribed and politicized. But they were left with a sense of art’s power and the necessity of its anarchic independence...Today, the relentless insanity of events leads many artists to think that they have a particular responsibility to react in their work, but it is not at all obvious what the right way to respond might be. When imagining 'the resistance,' we would do well to remember postwar Germany, which, after a dark chapter of lethal madness, split its national personality in two: one part a bastion of bourgeois consumerism, the other a fortress of political orthodoxy. Baselitz seems to have found both options intolerable. He has been a badass for a long time, and his extraordinary career gives us one example of what real resistance looks like."

Caroll Dunham, "Georg Baselitz," Artforum, 1 October 2018, n.p.

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York