28 January – 18 July 2021
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Georg Baselitz and his wife, Elke, have donated six of the artist's paintings to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in honour of its 150th anniversary in 2020.
Made in 1969, the portraits are among the first that Baselitz created using the radical strategy of inversion and will be exhibited as part of ‘Georg Baselitz: Pivotal Turn’ in The Met’s Robert Lehman Wing from 28 January - 18 July 2021.
Baselitz said, ‘Elke and I hold a special place in our hearts for The Met and New York […] The country has always been a symbol of freedom for us. It brings tremendous joy and satisfaction knowing that these six works that have remained in our collection and that mark a significant moment in the evolution of my approach to painting will be an integral part of the Museum’s historic collection.’
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