Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Georg Baselitz.
In this impressive new body of work, powerfully rendered and characteristically imbued with romantic, iconic imagery, Baselitz explores for the first time the enduring theme of the lone horseman. The inverted or, in some cases, reflected image of the horse and the man is made particularly striking by the background that is, in some paintings, almost flattened or, in the words of the artist, “mirrored away” by the use of aluminum or silver paint.
These paintings reference late nineteenth-century figures like Richard Wagner and the romantic Wild West author Karl May, both of whom, like Baselitz, came from the eastern German state of Saxony.
These works were painted in Derneburg, Germany, in the winter, and in Imperia, Italy, in the spring of this year.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, with a preface by the artist and an essay by Alison Gingeras of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, who recently curated the exhibition Cher Peintre.
Georg Baselitz: What if...
Richard Calvocoressi narrates a tour of an exhibition of new paintings by Georg Baselitz in San Francisco, describing the visual effect of these luminous compositions and explaining their relationship to earlier works by the artist.
Artist to Artist: Georg Baselitz and Zeng Fanzhi
On the occasion of Georg Baselitz: Years later at Gagosian, Hong Kong, Zeng Fanzhi composed a written foreword for the exhibition’s catalogue and a video message to the German painter. Baselitz wrote a letter of thanks to the Chinese artist for his insightful thoughts.
Georg Baselitz: Life, Love, Death
Richard Calvocoressi writes on the painter’s latest bodies of work, detailing the techniques employed and their historical precedents.
Gagosian Quarterly Summer 2020
The Summer 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Joan Jonas’s Mirror Piece 1 (1969) on its cover.
On the occasion of a career-spanning exhibition at the Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice, Richard Calvocoressi tracks the evolution of Georg Baselitz’s development from his early education in East Germany to his revelatory trip to Florence, in 1965, and beyond.
Visions of the Self: Jenny Saville on Rembrandt
Jenny Saville reveals the process behind her new self-portrait, painted in response to Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-Portrait with Two Circles.
Extended through March 23, 2019
January 24–March 23, 2019
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