13 February–15 May 2016
‘Baselitz | Malelade – Bestiaire d’images et de mots’ is a new exhibition based around Georg Baselitz’ first artist book, Malelade (1990). Executed over two years and comprising 41 plates, Malelade is considered one of the artist’s major works. Combining techniques of drypoint and etching, the book takes inspiration from the Physiologus, a Greek manuscript thought to originate from the 2nd century, describing animals, birds and fantastic creatures.
All 41 prints will be shown alongside nine oil paintings by Baselitz which explore the same subject matter and one painted wooden sculpture. Together these works, executed in different media, convey a strong shared artistic gesture.
‘Baselitz | Malelade – Bestiaire d’images et de mots'