Georg Baselitz is one of the outstanding artists of our time. In honor of his 80th birthday, the Fondation Beyeler has gathered an impressive retrospective representing the entire spectrum of creativity, a German master as a painter, draughtsman and sculptor. This work, created over the past six decades.
Baselitz is one of the few contemporary artists whose works have deep roots in European and American painting. He invented figurative language that draws on a rich repertoire of iconographic and stylistic elements, though in his visual interpretation they take contradictory ambivalent values.
The exhibition presents key works 1960-ies, as well as "upside-down" paintings, in which Baselitz became famous in the 1970s – 1980s. Overview continued wood sculptures, and concludes with paintings from the later series and Remix works of recent years. In retrospect, collected about eighty paintings and ten sculptures since 1959 to the present day. Many of them are represented in museums and private collections from Europe and the United States.