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Georg Baselitz
Académie des Beaux-Arts Foreign Associate Member

Georg Baselitz has been elected a foreign associate member of the prestigious Académie des Beaux-Arts, one of five institutions comprising the Institut de France. Baselitz joins ten other foreign members, taking the seat previously held by the late Polish film director Andrzej Wajda.

Dedicated to the fine arts, the Académie des Beaux-Arts encourages artistic creation and ensures the defense of France’s cultural heritage by awarding prizes to both emerging and recognized artists, organizing competitions, funding artist residencies, and granting aid to artistic projects, events, and associations. As an advisory body to the French public authorities, it is organized around the notion of multidisciplinarity, bringing together members within eight different artistic sections, foreign associate members, and corresponding members.

Georg Baselitz, Ammersee, Germany, 2018. Photo: Martin Müller

Georg Baselitz, Ammersee, Germany, 2018. Photo: Martin Müller

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Georg Baselitz, Piet M., 2018 © Georg Baselitz. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

Tour

“Georg Baselitz: Devotion”
with Morgan Falconer

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 6:30–8pm
Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York

In conjunction with the 2019 College Art Association Annual Conference in New York, critic and art historian Morgan Falconer will lead a tour of Georg Baselitz: Devotion at Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York. Falconer will discuss Baselitz’s new paintings and works on paper and the artist’s interest in portraiture. To attend the free event, RSVP to sjones@gagosian.com. Space is limited and will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Georg Baselitz, Piet M., 2018 © Georg Baselitz. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

Artwork © Georg Baselitz. Photo: Wilfried Hösl

Performance

Georg Baselitz
Parsifal

Through March 2019
Nationaltheater, Munich
www.staatsoper.de

Georg Baselitz has designed the set for a new reiteration of Parsifal at the Nationaltheater. The opera, composed by Richard Wagner, was first performed in Bayreuth, Germany, in 1882. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.staatsoper.de.

Artwork © Georg Baselitz. Photo: Wilfried Hösl

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Artist Talk

Georg Baselitz

Friday, February 16, 2018, 6:30–8pm
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
www.fondationbeyeler.ch

Georg Baselitz will discuss his practice and current retrospective at the Fondation Beyeler as part of the museum’s Artists Talks program with UBS. The talk is sold out, but will be streamed live on Facebook.

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