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Installation view, A line (a)round an idea: Selected Works on Paper, Gagosian, Geneva, May 2–July 27, 2019. Artwork, left to right: © Cy Twombly Foundation; © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2019 The Franz Kline Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Richard Serra; © 2019 Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Tour

A line (a)round an idea
Selected Works on Paper

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 11am
Gagosian, Geneva

This event has been canceled.

Join us for a tour of A line (a)round an idea at Gagosian, Geneva. The exhibition, which presents black-and-white works on paper spanning a period of seventy years, includes work by Richard Artschwager, Georg Baselitz, Bruce Conner, Willem de Kooning, Günther Förg, Sam Francis, Keith Haring, Christine Hiebert, Hans Hofmann, Franz Kline, Brice Marden, Henri Matisse, Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, and others. Gagosian’s Johan Nauckhoff will give an overview of the exhibition, focusing on ways in which modern and contemporary artists have explored the clarity and activating power of the simple line, mark, splatter, or stroke. To attend the free event, RSVP to genevatours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Installation view, A line (a)round an idea: Selected Works on Paper, Gagosian, Geneva, May 2–July 27, 2019. Artwork, left to right: © Cy Twombly Foundation; © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2019 The Franz Kline Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Richard Serra; © 2019 Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait with Two Circles, c. 1665, English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood, London). Photo: Historic England Photo Library

Tour

Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now
In partnership with English Heritage

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London

Gagosian director and art historian Richard Calvocoressi will lead a tour of the exhibition Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London. Calvocoressi will take a look at postwar and contemporary masters of self-representation, anchoring the conversation to an important Rembrandt masterpiece included in the exhibition, Self-Portrait with Two Circles (c. 1665). The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact londontours@gagosian.com.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait with Two Circles, c. 1665, English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood, London). Photo: Historic England Photo Library

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

Photo: Peter Knaup

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.

Photo: Peter Knaup

Announcements

Gagosian App for iPad

New Release

Gagosian App for iPad
Issue 4

Gagosian announces the release of issue 4 of the Gagosian App for iPad on July 13, 2013. Artists featured in this issue include Georg Baselitz, Piero Manzoni, Robert Rauschenberg, Nancy Rubins, Thomas Ruff, Taryn Simon, and Cy Twombly.

In issue 4 we feature an illustrated “pop-up” biography of Georg Baselitz, show Piero Manzoni’s Azimuth magazines digitized with full English translations for the first time, offer an endless “art board” of works from the exhibition The Private Collection of Robert Rauschenberg, including historical and biographical information on more than seventy-six artists. We also show a comprehensive overview of Nancy Rubins’s monumental public sculptures made from industrial objects, and give you a look at Thomas Ruff’s stereoscopic ma.r.s. photographs in 3-D. We invite you to interact with multimedia highlights from Taryn Simon’s four major bodies of work, curated by the artist, and explore Cy Twombly’s final paintings with a photographic and audio tribute to the artist by Sally Mann.

Museum Exhibitions

Georg Baselitz, Schlafzimmer (Bedroom), 1975 © Georg Baselitz. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

On View

Baselitz – Academy

Through September 8, 2019
Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice
www.gallerieaccademia.it

Baselitz – Academy, a major retrospective of works by Georg Baselitz curated by Kosme de Barañano, is the first exhibition by a living artist at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice. The exhibition traces the critical junctures in the artist’s extraordinary sixty-year career through paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures, including rarely seen works exploring the artist’s relationship with Italy and the academic tradition. Two monumental works created specifically for this show are also on view. This is a Collateral Event of the 58th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, organized with support from Gagosian.

Georg Baselitz, Schlafzimmer (Bedroom), 1975 © Georg Baselitz. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

Emilio Vedova and Georg Baselitz at documenta 7, Kassel, Germany, 1982. Photo: Benjamin Katz

On View

Emilio Vedova di/by Georg Baselitz

Through November 3, 2019
Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova, Venice
www.fondazionevedova.org

To celebrate the centenary of the birth of Emilio Vedova, Georg Baselitz has curated an exhibition of works by the Italian artist. The show presents two series of black-and-white works on canvas that mark significant moments in Vedova’s long and complex artistic career.

Emilio Vedova and Georg Baselitz at documenta 7, Kassel, Germany, 1982. Photo: Benjamin Katz

Georg Baselitz, Ach rosa, ach rosa, 2015 © Georg Baselitz 2018. Photo: Jochen Littkemann, Berlin

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Corpus Baselitz

June 10–November 4, 2018
Musée Unterlinden, Colmar, France
www.musee-unterlinden.com

Corpus Baselitz marks the first exhibition in a French museum of a new and significant body of work by Georg Baselitz. The show consists of paintings, drawings, and sculptures, all created between 2014 and 2017, in which the artist examines his own body, and through it, his place in the history of art.

Georg Baselitz, Ach rosa, ach rosa, 2015 © Georg Baselitz 2018. Photo: Jochen Littkemann, Berlin

Georg Baselitz, Lehr nich ratte much wilm (Lelf bal wile), 2013 © Georg Baselitz 2018

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Counterpoint
Selections from the Peter Marino Collection

July 28–September 23, 2018
Southampton Arts Center, New York
southamptonartscenter.org

In 1978 Peter Marino acquired an artwork from Andy Warhol. Since then, the Peter Marino Collection has grown to encompass hundreds of paintings and mixed-media pieces representing some of the most notable artists of today. Work by Georg Baselitz, Glenn Brown, Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol is included.

Georg Baselitz, Lehr nich ratte much wilm (Lelf bal wile), 2013 © Georg Baselitz 2018

Georg Baselitz, Mann im Mond–Franz Pforr (Man in the Moon–Franz Pforr), 1965 © Georg Baselitz 2018. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

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Georg Baselitz
Six Decades

June 21–September 16, 2018
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
hirshhorn.si.edu

The Hirshhorn Museum brings together more than eighty paintings and ten sculptures from the years 1959 to 2017 to mark Georg Baselitz’s eightieth birthday. These powerful works from every phase of the artist’s career form a focused retrospective. This exhibition has traveled from the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel.

Georg Baselitz, Mann im Mond–Franz Pforr (Man in the Moon–Franz Pforr), 1965 © Georg Baselitz 2018. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

Georg Baselitz, Untitled, 1966 © Georg Baselitz 2018

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Baselitz Maniera
Nonconformism as a Source of Imagination

March 3–May 27, 2018
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
kupferstich-kabinett.skd.museum

This exhibition brings graphics by Georg Baselitz into an exciting dialogue with significant Mannerist pieces. In the 1960s, a new era began in reproductive graphics—with silkscreen and offset printing—but Baselitz turned his back on such forms of mass production because of their lack of originality. Instead, he experimented with state proofs, producing small series of works, some of which he altered individually after the impression was taken.

Georg Baselitz, Untitled, 1966 © Georg Baselitz 2018

Installation view, Georg Baselitz, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, January 21–April 29, 2018. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2018

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Georg Baselitz

January 21–April 29, 2018
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
www.fondationbeyeler.ch

The Fondation Beyeler brings together more than eighty paintings and ten sculptures from the years 1959 to 2017 to mark Georg Baselitz’s eightieth birthday. These powerful works from every phase of the artist’s career form a focused retrospective.

Installation view, Georg Baselitz, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, January 21–April 29, 2018. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2018

Installation view, Hommage à Georg Baselitz, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, January 23–March 3, 2018 © Georg Baselitz 2018

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Hommage à Georg Baselitz

January 23–March 3, 2018
Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
cfa-berlin.de

The exhibition, curated by Siegfried Gohr, former director of the Museum Ludwig in Cologne and one of Baselitz’s earliest proponents, includes key paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from 1963 to the present, from private and public collections.

Installation view, Hommage à Georg Baselitz, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, January 23–March 3, 2018 © Georg Baselitz 2018

Georg Baselitz, Waldweg, 2004 © Georg Baselitz

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Georg Baselitz
The Prints 1997–2017

November 5, 2017–January 28, 2018
Musée des Beaux-Arts le Locle, Switzerland
www.mbal.ch

On the occasion of Georg Baselitz’s eightieth birthday the Musée des Beaux-Arts le Locle brings together twenty years of the artist’s etched and engraved art.

Georg Baselitz, Waldweg, 2004 © Georg Baselitz

Anselm Kiefer, The Door, 1973 © Anselm Kiefer

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Deutschland 8

September 16–October 31, 2017
Eight exhibition venues in Beijing, China
www.stiftungkunst.de

Deutschland 8 is the continuation of the intercultural dialogue between China and Germany that successfully started with the exhibition China 8 in 2015. New works by German artists will be on view at eight different museums throughout Beijing. The works selected will highlight the historical context and developments in German art from 1945 to the present day. Work by Georg Baselitz, Katharina Grosse, Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, Albert Oehlen, and Thomas Ruff is included.

Anselm Kiefer, The Door, 1973 © Anselm Kiefer

Georg Baselitz, Blocked Painter (Versperrter Maler), 1965 © Georg Baselitz 2017. Photo by Frank Oleski

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Georg Baselitz
Hero

July 14–October 22, 2017
Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus

Monumental figurative paintings and drawings of haggard and frail soldiers fill this exhibition, which focuses on two controversial series of works, Heroes and New Types, both created by Baselitz in 1965–66. The exhibition originated at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt and traveled to the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome.

Georg Baselitz, Blocked Painter (Versperrter Maler), 1965 © Georg Baselitz 2017. Photo by Frank Oleski

Georg Baselitz, Folk Thing Zero, 2009 © Georg Baselitz. Photo by Jochen Littkemann

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Rodin
L’exposition du centenaire

March 22–July 31, 2017
Grand Palais, Paris
www.grandpalais.fr

This exhibition reveals Rodin’s creative universe, his relationship with his audience, and the way in which sculptors have appropriated his style. With over two hundred of Rodin’s works, this show also includes work by Georg Baselitz, Alberto Giacometti, Thomas Houseago, Pablo Picasso, and more.

Georg Baselitz, Folk Thing Zero, 2009 © Georg Baselitz. Photo by Jochen Littkemann

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