Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Sabine Haag. Text by Eric Darragon, Frédérique Goerig-Hergott, Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat, Norman Rosenthal, Andreas Zimmermann.
In Naked Masters, German painter and sculptor Georg Baselitz (born 1934) engages with Old Masters such as Titian, Rubens, Manfredi and Burrini. Invited by Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, Baselitz himself curated the selection of works for the exhibition, focusing exclusively on nude painting. Both the exhibition and the catalog revolve around this elemental human state and its fundamental role in European art. They also showcase the artist’s penchant for provocation; many of his paintings are displayed upside down, as he positioned them in the 1960s. From the beginning of his career, Baselitz’s work has been informed by a pronounced awareness of art history—Mannerism’s transgression of classical rules particularly inspired him. Through the dramatic encounter between Baselitz’s nudes and those of his predecessors, captivating insights into the history of nude painting emerge.
Published by Thaddaeus Ropac. Edited by Arne Ehmann, Oona Doyle, Patricia Schmiedlechner. Text by Philippe Dagen.
Published to accompany his 2023 exhibition at Thaddaeus Ropac Paris, this stunning clothbound catalog gathers five recent series of paintings by the acclaimed German artist Georg Baselitz (born 1938), best known for his Neo-Expressionist works that were hugely influential in redefining 20th-century figurative art. Realized between 2020 and 2021, the paintings are characterized by the artist’s novel use of materials, including a new transfer method as well as the unprecedented integration of fabric into his works, both marking significant developments in Baselitz’s technique. Building upon his legacy as an iconic and pioneering figure in early Neo-Expressionism, these new works create, both conceptually and materially, a distinctive universe where the logic of collage coalesces with painting. The inventive and materially rich works on canvas are accompanied by a group of ink drawings.
Published by Thaddaeus Ropac. Edited by Arne Ehmann, Kyu Jin Hwang, Patricia Schmidlechner. Text by Kim Namin.
German painter Georg Baselitz (born 1938) presents a new series of large-scale canvases featuring portraits of his wife, Elke, and a new sanguine ink series. In the title, Baselitz references the scene of Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon through a characteristically humorous chain of associations.
Published by Marsilio. Edited with text by Phylip Rylands, Fabrizio Gazzarri.
During 2020, German artist Georg Baselitz (born 1938) created two bodies of work, documented here: the first series is a tribute to his departed friend and Italian icon of Arte Informale, Emilio Vedova; the other is dedicated to, and named for, his wife, Elke.
Published by Ridinghouse. Edited by Detlev Gretenkort. Preface by Frédérique Goerig-Hergott.
This expanded edition of the 2010 Ridinghouse anthology brings together more than 30 writings by, and interviews with, the German painter Georg Baselitz (born 1938), spanning from 1961 to today. Known for his rebellious approach to Abstract Expressionism, here Baselitz discusses the impression his paintings convey, the act of painting, his biography and much more. The texts shift between these personal pieces—some of which have never been published before in English—to interviews with Baselitz and a variety of critics and art historians. These conversations present a different voice as he responds to careful and critical questions about his work. This updated anthology boasts a redesign, a new introduction and plate section, as well as over 10 new texts and interviews from 2010 to 2020, including “Notes from the Field,” “About Bateke,” “Avignon,” “Academy Rousseau” and “For Elke,” as well as conversations with Cornelius Tittel and Hartwig Fischer.
Published by Spector Books. Text by Alexander Kluge, Tristan Marquardt.
From Wolfram von Eschenbach’s epic of chivalry to Richard Wagner’s opera, from the knight as fool to the fool as savior, the story of Parsifal has struck deep chords with artists over the centuries.
In this collaboration, Georg Baselitz’s studies for a 2018 production of Parsifal at the Munich State Opera (2018) are paired with Alexander Kluge’s responses to Baselitz’s drawings, through stories in which he filters out individual elements from Eschenbach’s epic, such as Parsifal’s native wit or the figure of the Knight of the Cheerful Countenance.
The result is an ongoing communication conducted over long periods of time: aspects of the Middle Ages can be found in the present. The volume concludes with Tristan Marquardt’s text “Excerpts from a Parsifal Lexicon,” which shows how far our contemporary language has diverged from Eschenbach’s in terms of meaning and sound.
Published by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Edited by Kelsey Corbett, Oona Doyle. Text by Rudi Fuchs.
A Focus on the 1980s chronicles a pivotal moment in the career of German neo-expressionist George Baselitz (born 1938), featuring a selection of seminal works from his 1980s series—including his Beach Pictures, Orange Eaters and Drinkers. An essay by art historian Rudi Fuchs examines the transition from Baselitz’s late 1970s works.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Rudi Fuchs, Carla Schulz-Hoffmann, Steven Henry Madoff, Eva Mongi-Vollmer, Norman Rosenthal, Stéphane Aquin.
On the occasion of the 80th birthday of Georg Baselitz (born 1938)—one of the most influential painters and sculptors of our time—the Fondation Beyeler is devoting an extensive retrospective to the artist, gathering many of Baselitz’s most important paintings and sculptures from the past six decades for the first time. By displaying key works together over the course of more than 200 richly illustrated pages, the great wealth of his formal innovation becomes evident.
Published by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Edited by Arne Ehmann. Text by Rudi Fuchs, John-Paul Stonard, Michael Semff.
This book features new, monumental sculptures by German artist Georg Baselitz (born 1938), in bronze and burnished black, accompanied by a radical body of paintings titled Black Paintings. Le côté sombre includes unpublished drawings, watercolors and sketches of the sculptures.
This catalogue juxtaposes recent works by two towering figures of contemporary German painting: Georg Baselitz (born 1938) and Arnulf Ranier (born 1929). Although Ranier’s overpainted reproductions of landscapes and classical portraits differ in style from Baselitz’s abstract gesturalism, the work of both artists share a vivid palette and an infectious joie de vivre. Published for an exhibition at the Arnulf Rainer Museum in Baden, this volume celebrates their mutual qualities of comedic vitality. The works reproduced here date from around 2008 to the present, and range in character from warm, messy, de Kooningesque abstraction (Baselitz) to luminous, bold overpaintings of art historical reproductions and old photographs (Rainer)--all exhibiting an insistent freshness and freedom.
Published by Ridinghouse. Edited by Detlev Gretenkort, Karsten Schubert. Text by Jill Lloyd.
Georg Baselitz’s confrontational works are built on challenging conceptual premises that are best illuminated by the artist’s words. This collection of writings offers direct access to discourse about his life and work.
Known for his rebellious approach to Abstract Expressionism, here Baselitz’s discusses the impression his paintings convey, the act of painting, his biography and much more.
The texts shift between these personal pieces – most of which have never been published before – to interviews with Baselitz and a variety of critics and art historians. These conversations present a different voice as he responds to careful and critical questions about his work.
A unique perspective on Georg Baselitz, this collection offers a personal insight on the artist and his relationship to painting.
Published by DuMont. Text by Eva Karcher, Carla Schulz-Hoffmann.
As a young painter coming into art in the early 1960s, Georg Baselitz (born 1938) was swift to reject the gestural abstraction that had dominated European and American painting since the end of World War Two, embracing instead a bold figurative expressionism. Often confounding optical habits by inverting his motifs, or pushing them close to abstraction, Baselitz forged new tensions and resistances in painting, and even today, he remains driven by fundamental questions on the potentials and limits of his art. Bildweg is published on the occasion of the artist's seventieth birthday, and ranges across his work, from the "Schwarz-weiss Negativ (Black and White Negative)"--one of the first "headstand" pictures--to his recent "remix" of his well-known large-format work "The Bridge Ghost's Supper."
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Detlev Gretenkort.
Postwar East German Neo-Expressionist Georg Baselitz and Belgian photographer Benjamin Katz have been close friends and artistic colleagues for close to five decades. Over the past two years, Baselitz has engaged in a reworking of his early paintings--using a more direct style, a lighter and quicker manner, in large formats. In this volume, Baselitz's new works are juxtaposed with photographs by Katz, who has taken hundreds of portraits of the artist and his working environment over the past half century. In fact, it was Katz who, in 1963, organized Baselitz's first solo exhibition in the newly founded Berliner Galerie together with Michael Werner. This legendary exhibition caused a scandal and made the artist famous overnight.
German painter Georg Baselitz emerged in the 1960s and quickly distinguishing himself as one of the preeminent artists of the postwar era. Almost 50 years later, we now know his upside-down imagery so well that it is almost superfluous to mention it; yet its function still resonates, allowing us to see the painting beyond its content, in essence, to free seeing from thinking. In this volume of works on paper from Baselitz's Remix series, the artist trades in his heavily applied oil paints for a suite of vibrant watercolors graced by india ink to revisit the iconic themes and motifs from his work of the 60s, 70s and 80s. In music, to "remix" is to repeat or to copy in some way; here, to remix is to add through imitation or a retelling. The remixed work is purposefully self-reflexive and pushes at the boundaries of Baselitz's practice as a painter.
PUBLISHER David Nolan Gallery
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/1/2008 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2008 p. 139
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780977171422TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00
Published by Royal Academy Publications. By Nicolas Grimshaw.
Georg Baselitz paints violent and distinctive imagery that is reminiscent stylistically of both German and American Expressionism. This title explores his development, revealing an artist whose concerns are derived from his experiences of post-war German society.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Werner Spies. Preface by Klaus Albrecht Schröder. Text by Jean Clair and Armin Zweite.
No other painter has had a more lasting influence on twentieth-century art than Pablo Picasso. Among the many phases and styles encompassed by his oeuvre, Picasso's late period--which he spent in Mougins, in the South of France, until his death in 1973--has a very special position. For the highly charged paintings that Picasso made during the last decade of his life, often featuring close-ups of the kiss or copulation, seem to cling with all their might to the artist's intense sensuality, his desire for embrace. They are marked by a great restlessness whose aim must be to exorcise death itself. "Wild" paintings rapidly executed by Picasso's masterly hand, the late canvases stand in marked contrast to the artist's detailed, carefully executed drawings of the same period, which are dominated by a unique joy in narrative. This substantial new volume, edited by Werner Spies, former director of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the most important Picasso expert of our day, examines almost 200 works, including paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures, shedding light on the specific methods and dialectics in Picasso's later work. In particular, the sense of the artist's race against time is made clear through the exciting dialogue that emerges here between painting and drawing. As Picasso himself said, "The works that one paints are a way of keeping a diary."
Published by nyehaus/foundation 20 21. Text by Siegfried Gohr.
This beautifully designed catalogue, published to accompany the Winter 2007 exhibition of this important German neo-Expressionist's work at Nyehaus, New York, comes housed in a stunning monochrome cobalt-blue linen-bound clamshell box with the artist's name embossed upside down and inside out on the front cover. Inside is a Coptic-stitched monograph, exquisitely printed on lush paper, which features a selection of Baselitz's work from the 1960s and 70s--including oils on canvas, pastels, gouaches, and works in graphite, ink, crayon and other media. Designed by the prominent New York firm Helicopter, the book's cover typography conveys the characteristic disorientation that Baselitz's work induces when he inverts his work's subject matter in order to free up its content. Inside, texts are printed in both English and German, while the typefaces address Baselitz's struggle to reconcile his conservative German heritage with his contemporary sensibilities as an artist. Essay by Siegfreid Gohr, scholar and friend of the artist.
PUBLISHER nyehaus/foundation 20 21
BOOK FORMAT Boxed, 7.75 x 10.75 in. / 37 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/1/2007 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2007 p. 143
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781934171004SDNR30 List Price: $60.00 CDN $70.00
Published by Walther König/Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin.
This oversized collection of new works on paper by the German neo-Expressionist Georg Baselitz is beautifully printed on deluxe paper and includes a tipped in centerfold on glossy paper. Here Baselitz revisits and remixes early works in fresh new ways. "As a Saxonian you always see ghosts. That is over."
Published by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Edited by Helle Crenzien, Detlev Gretenkort and Michael Juul Holm.
Ever since 1963, when East Berlin's renowned art academy, Hochschule der Kunste, expelled Georg Baselitz for what's been translated as "sociopolitical immaturity," and the police confiscated work from his first solo show, he's officially been an art-world bad boy. More than 40 years into his career, he's still literally turning his subjects upside down, and he is considered one of Europe's most influential painters. This collection of more than 100 works spanning from Baselitz's earliest years to the present day offers an unparalleled overview of his oeuvre, as well as insight into the subtle changes that have come to his work as he has matured: In recent years the distinctive visual universe that grew out of the artist's study of art, myth and literature has expanded to make room for the personal, for memories of an upbringing in the German and Slavic cultural borderland, for everyday life and his family and for revisiting works by himself and others.
Published by Gagosian Gallery. Edited by Stefan Ratibor. Essay by Goerg Simmel. Introduction by David Sylvester.
In this new body of work, Georg Baselitz continues to explore canine imagery, a theme that has run from his earliest animal paintings to his recent work.The majority of these paintings were completed in Imperia, Italy, during the summer of 2000. Whilst there, Baselitz acquired a large-scale 16th-century Italian frame, which inspired him to carve, sculpt, and paint frames for this series.
PUBLISHER Gagosian Gallery
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.75 x 12 in. / 71 pgs / 15 color / 15 bw
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/2/2001 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2001
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781880154472TRADE List Price: $40.00 CDN $50.00