Georg Baselitz lives and works at lake Ammersee, Germany, near Salzburg, Austria, in Basel, Switzerland, and in Imperia, Italy.
He has exhibited widely, including solo shows at Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice, Italy (2019); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2018); Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland (2018); Städel Museum, Frankfurt, touring to Moderna Museet, Stockholm and Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain (2016-17); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2014); Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, Brasil (2010); Staatliche Kunsthalle and Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany (2009); MADRE Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples, Italy (2008); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (2007); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2007); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (2006); Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1997 and 2011); and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1995).
Group shows include Staatsgalerie Stuttgart/Deichtorhallen Hamburg (2019-2020), Taimiao (Art Museum of the Imperial Ancestral Temple), Beijing (2017), Haus der Kunst, Munich (2016), 56th Venice Biennale (2015); The British Museum, London (2014); LACMA, Los Angeles (2009); 52nd Venice Bienniale (2007); 46th Venice Biennale (1995); Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (1985, 1988 and 1995), 39th Venice Biennale, German Pavilion, (1980) and documenta 5 and 7, Kassel, Germany (1972 and 1982).
4 September – 14 November 2020
White Cube Mason's Yard
Since the beginning of his career, Georg Baselitz has painted ‘monstrous’ hands and feet. His famous ‘Heroes’ series of the mid-1960s, for example, showed battered figures with over- or undersize extremities standing in blasted landscapes. Their hands bear stigmata or hold tiny burning buildings or farm implements – symbols, perhaps, of the cycles of destruction and regeneration in 20th-century Germany.MORE DETAILS