WORKS FROM THE ALBERTINA COLLECTION TO MARK BASELITZ' 75TH BIRTHDAY
Georg Baselitz, born in 1938, is one of the most famous contemporary German painters. He has left an imprint on modern painting as of 1960. A trademark for which the artist is famous around the world is his standing his paintings on their heads. By rotating the motif, Georg Baselitz reduces its monumentality, abstracts it and liberates it from its conventionally conceived content.
The collections of the Albertina contain some 120 paintings, watercolours, print graphics and drawings by Baselitz, of which a cross-section is now being presented on the occasion of the artist's 75th birthday. One focus of the show is provided by works from his Remix group from 2005/06: works in which Baselitz reinterprets and restages his earlier works.
Parallel to the Baselitz solo exhibition, the Albertina also provides a look at the private collection of the artist in an exhibit of colour woodcuts of the Renaissance.