Georg Baselitz

Born 1938 in Deutschbaselitz (Sachsen) as Hans-Georg Bruno Kern, he studied at the Academy of Applied and Fine Arts in East Berlin, then at the Academy of Fine Arts in West Berlin under Hann Trier. Since 1961 he goes by the name of Georg Baselitz and is regarded as one of the most important painters, graphic and sculpture artists of our time. He lives and works in Bavaria.

 

Exhibitions and Distinctions (Selection)

2009
Frieder Burda Museum, Baden-Baden

2008—2009
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg

2007
Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch-Hall

2006
Royal Academy of Arts, London

2004
Retrospective at Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek. Remix works at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

2003
Praemium Imperiale Award,
Tokyo. Retrospective at Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic Germany, Bonn. Laureate of the Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence

2000
Lower-Saxon State Award
. Large exhibition at the Albertina,Vienna

1999
Honorary professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow

1996
Honorary professorship at Royal Academy of Arts in London Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

1995
Large Retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Arts, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculptures Garden, Washington and at Nationalgalerie, Berlin

1990
Retrospective at the Kunsthaus Zürich and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

1986
Awarded Kaiserring (Emperor’s Ring) by the city of Goslar. Art Prize of the Norddeutsche Landesbank, Hannover

1983—1988
(also from 1992-2003) professorship at the Berlin Academy of Arts

1980
Shows his first sculptures at the German Pavillon of the Venice Biennale

1978
Professorship at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe

1976
Retrospectives at the Kunsthalle Bern, the Staatsgalerie of Modern Art in Munich and the Kunsthalle Köln

1970
First museum exhibition in the Kupferstichkabinett, Museum of Arts, Basel

1969
First motif reversal with Der Wald auf dem Kopf (upside-down forest)

1963
First exhibition in Werner & Katz gallery, Berlin and confiscation of his work Die große Nacht im Eimer (the big night down the drain) by the public prosecutor’s office, on grounds of sexual lewdness

 

Literature (Selection)

Baselitz Remix, ed. by Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 2006

Georg Baselitz—Paintings 1962-2001, ed. by Detlev Gretenkort, Milan, 2002

Georg Baselitz, Manifeste und Texte zur Kunst 1966—2000, Bern 2001

Georg Baselitz, ed. by Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1992

Georg Baselitz, Andreas Frantzke, München, 1988

Baselitz—Peintre-Graveur, Werkverzeichnis der Druckgraphik, Fred Jahn, Johannes Gachnang,Vol. I: 1963—1974,Vol. 2: 1974—1982, Basel, Berlin 1983, 1987