Ohne Titel (Zwei Rehe). 1984. Gouache. Monogramemd and dated "10.X.84" lower right. On light cardboard. 70 x 50 cm (27,5 x 19,6 in), the full sheet.
This work is registered in the Archive Georg Baselitz, Munich, under the number GBZ 1820. We are grateful for their kind support in cataloging this lot.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne 1984 (with archive number "GMW 72" on verso).
EXHIBITION: Georg Baselitz, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 26 April - 21 June, 1986, cat. no. 89, no illu. (with label on rear of frame).
Baselitz’s works have been coining modern painting since 1960: at first through their provocative illustrations, followed by his fracture pictures, in which he cuts motifs into stripes and joins them again, and finally with his upside-down motifs, which eventually made him world famous. In this sheet Baselitz attained a monumentality of a visionary poignancy in a complex composition of a tamed expressivity, an expressionism of his own, which makes his art so unmistakable. [DB].