Georg Baselitz, Grüner Hase


Georg Baselitz (German, b. 1938)

Grüner Hase, 1989

Medium: Woodcut in colors, on wove paper

Dimensions: 86 x 61.2 cm (33.85 x 24 in)

Edition of 15: Hand-signed and numbered

Condition: Very good

In stock

Georg Baselitz, Grüner Hase

Georg Baselitz is a German painter and sculptor renowned for his inverted imagery and profound exploration of German history and identity. Born in 1938 in Deutschbaselitz, Germany, he has become one of the foremost figures in his generation, significantly influencing the realm of Neo-Expressionism that prevailed in German art during the 1970s and 1980s. Baselitz’s innovative approach to creating artworks is characterized by his unique inversion technique, where he paints subjects upside down—a method he adopted in the 1960s to disrupt traditional views on representation and meaning in art. This technique, integral to his paintings and prints, compels viewers to reconsider their perceptions and the significance of the artwork, often invoking feelings of disquiet. Baselitz’s artwork draws from a variety of influences, including Soviet-era illustrations, Mannerist art, and African sculpture, which inform both his thematic focus and stylistic execution. His artwork not only challenges the aesthetic boundaries of painting and printmaking but also delves deeply into questions of national identity post-World War Two, prompting a reevaluation of what it means to be German. Through his extensive body of work, which includes limited edition prints and monumental sculptures, Baselitz has consistently advocated for the relevance of painting as a critical artistic expression in the contemporary world. His commitment to producing paintings and fine art prints has expanded the understanding of these media, emphasizing their continued importance in communicating complex historical and personal narratives. Georg Baselitz has had numerous important solo exhibitions throughout his career, including Royal Academy of Arts in London in 2007, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. in 2018, and the Albertina Museum in Vienna in 2023.


Limited Edition Print


Woodcut and Linocut


Abstract Art, Contemporary Art, Figurative Abstraction

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