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‘Mein Verführer Winnetou’. Ink and water colour on paper.
Provenance: Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin.
German artist Georg Baselitz (b. 1938) is a pioneering Neo-Expressionist and one of the most famous contemporary German painters. Since the 1960’s he has left a lasting imprint on modern painting. Apart from painting he works in equally traditional media—drawing, printmaking, and wood sculpture—often on a monumental scale.
Baselitz became well known for his figurative, expressive paintings in the 1960s before he in 1969 began painting his subjects upside down in an effort to overcome the representational, content-driven character of his earlier work. Drawing from a myriad of influences, including art of Soviet era illustration art, the Mannerist period and African sculptures, he developed his own, distinct artistic language.
With the Remix series (2005–08) – which ‘Mein Verführer Winnetou’ is a part of – Baselitz revisited his earlier works, graphically re-presenting his prior subjects and reconsidering composition into new shapes, weights, and spaces. Works from the Remix series have been included in museum exhibitions at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and the Albertina Museum in Vienna.
H 100 x W 79 cm
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