XXL hardcover in clamshell box 13 x 17.3 inches (closed), 18.14 lbs, 604 pages multilingual edition: English, French, and German edition of 1,000 signed and numbered by the artist
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This unprecedented survey of George Baselitz's work is the most in-depth monograph of his oeuvre and featureslarge-format reproductions of more than 400 works in all media. The XXL TASCHEN format also includes installation shots and portraits along with texts that approach the subject from different perspectives, statements from the artist through the years, and an illustrated biography. <br><br> The art of Georg Baselitz is consistently intriguing, from existential paintings and motifs painted upside-down, to rough-hewn wooden sculptures and remixes of earlier paintings. His work is always highly charged but surprisingly diverse, starting with the existential figures of paintings such as The Big Night Down the Drain, famously removed from his first solo exhibition for indecency, and the series of “Heroes” that portrayed disabled and exposed figures in a destroyed landscape and order.
George Baselitz is a German painter, sculptor, and graphic artist best known for his expressive, figurative works. Since the 1960s, he has drawn inspiration from a variety of sources, including Soviet-era illustration and the Mannerist period, to create a unique and distinct practice.