18 Jan-20 May. The Essl Museum in Vienna presents an exhibition of works by Georg Baselitz on the occasion of the German artist's 75th birthday.
The extensive retrospective features 44 works by Baselitz, produced over four decades from 1968 to 2012, and was curated in close collaboration with the artist.
Baselitz is seen as the driving force behind the progressive journey of figurative painting in postwar Germany, and his work has been exhibited in some of the world's most prestigious art institutions such as the Nationalgalerie im Alten Museum in Berlin, the Guggenheim in New York, and the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
Baselitz's style has varied and evolved during his career, and in addition to "Figurative", his work has been labelled Neo-Expressionist and Postmodern. He is known for his "upside-down motifs" and lists among his influences Dadaism, Surrealism and existential literature.
He is also said to be fascinated with the freedom and raw inhibition of artwork created by the mentally-ill.
Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00. Wed until 21.00.
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Georg Baselitz: Works from 1968-2012
Essl Museum, An der Donau-Au 1, tel. +43224337050150.