b. 1938
  • Germany
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$USD 42.569.817
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$USD 11.240.026
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Georg Baselitz studied art in East Berlin and later moved to West Berlin, where he encountered a more diverse and avant-garde art scene. Drawing inspiration from both traditional German artistic heritage and international modernist movements, Baselitz embarked on a lifelong artistic journey that would challenge conventions and question established norms. In the 1960s, Baselitz developed his iconic approach of painting his subjects upside down.

This inversion became a hallmark of his work, disrupting the viewer’s perception and encouraging them to engage with the artwork in new and unconventional ways. Throughout his career, Baselitz’s work often dealt with complex themes of identity, memory, and history. His “Heroes” series, for instance, explored the intersections of German history, nationalism, and the legacy of World War II. His dynamic and expressive brushwork, coupled with his bold use of color, contributed to the emotional impact of his paintings. Baselitz’s art transcends mediums. Besides painting, he has produced sculptures, woodcuts, and etchings that carry his distinctive style and thematic concerns. Throughout his career, Baselitz has received numerous accolades and honors, solidifying his position as a leading figure in contemporary art. His work continues to be exhibited in major museums and galleries around the world, captivating audiences with its profound exploration of form, content, and artistic innovation.


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Georg BASELITZ (1938)
Dresdner Frauen – Besuch aus Prag [Women of Dresden – Visit from Prague] (1990)

Lot # 110
Sculpture, wood (ash), tempera
150 x 75 x 45.7 cm
Hammer price: $ 9,500,000
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 11,240,000
Estimate: $ 3,000,000 – $ 4,000,000
Contemporary Evening Auction
19 may 2022
New York NY, United States.

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