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Georg Baselitz

Luhring Augustine is delighted to announce a special exhibition of prints by the renowned artist Georg Baselitz, opening in our Tribeca gallery on October 15, 2021. The presentation will feature prints from the 1960s, a decade marked by growth and discovery for the artist. It was during this period that Baselitz first traveled to Italy and was introduced to Mannerist prints and techniques. Spawning a profound fascination with this style, the experience heavily influenced his then burgeoning career as a printmaker – a part of his practice that is regarded as of equal significance with his celebrated paintings. This exhibition will showcase a selection of prints that display the range of methods that Baselitz employs. Highlighted among the works are his “Hero” or “New Type” imagery of singular male figures depicted in heroic stances rendered with dramatic contours and wild gestural lines, their valor is subverted by their weary expressions and tattered clothing. These subjects challenge common perceptions of masculinity, and reference Baselitz’s childhood experience of violence and destruction during the war and post-war era in Germany.

The exhibition will underscore Baselitz’s impressive skill in a diverse array of printmaking techniques, focusing on his woodcuts, drypoints, and etchings. The range of methods reveals the artist’s acute interest in the physicality and laborious nature of printmaking processes. Baselitz has discussed in depth the charge he finds in the resistance of printmaking tools on the surfaces of printing plates, which creates a kind of symbolic power that is translated into the compositions of the finished print. By deviating in small ways from traditional printmaking techniques he developed his own distinct methods, these include the use of oil rather than printer’s ink, and the occasional addition of paint by hand to a completed print.

About the Artist
Georg Baselitz was born in 1938 in Deutschbaselitz, Saxony, Germany, and is widely regarded as one of the preeminent artists to come out of the post-war era. Among the numerous institutions that have held major solo exhibitions of his work are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Städel-Museum, Frankfurt, Germany; Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C; as well as notably, the first show by living artist held at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, Italy. His work is in the permanent collections of Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Tate Modern, London, UK; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; among many others. A forthcoming Georg Baselitz retrospective is set to open at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in October 2021, and will be on view concurrently with Luhring Augustine’s exhibition.

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Georg Baselitz
Ohne Titel [Untitled], 1966, printed 1983
Signed/Dated: 2/30; Baselitz 66/83
Woodcut on japan paper (Richard de Bas)
Image size: 16 5/8 x 12 7/8 inches (42.2 x 32.7 cm)
Paper size: 25 7/8 x 19 5/8 inches (65.7 x 49.8 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 x 23 1/8 inches (73.7 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Der Neue Typ [The New Type], 1966, printed 1982
Signed/dated: Probe 1 [test 1]; G. Baselitz 66/82
Woodcut on old laid paper
Image size: 16 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches (41.9 x 34.3 cm)
Paper size: 17 5/8 x 14 1/4 inches (44.8 x 36.2 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 x 23 1/8 inches (73. 7 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Der Neue Typ [The New Type], 1966
Signed/Dated: Probe [test]; Baselitz 66
Woodcut on paper
Image size: 16 5/8 x 13 7/8 inches (42.2 x 35.2 cm)
Paper size: 22 3/4 x 17 1/8 inches (57.8 x 43.5 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 1/16 x 23 1/8 inches (73.8 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Der Neue Typ [The New Type], 1966
Signed/Dated: Probe [test]; Baselitz 1966
Woodcut on paper
Images size: 16 7/8 x 13 1/2 inches (42.7 x 34.3 cm)
Paper size: 22 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches (57.8 x 43.8 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 1/16 x 23 1/8 inches (73.9 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Hund [Dog], 1964
Signed/Dated: 9/20; Baselitz 64
Etching and soft-ground etching on zinc plate; on copper printing paper
Image size: 9 5/8 x 12 1/4 inches (24.4 x 31.1 cm)
Paper size: 15 3/8 x 22 7/8 inches (39 x 58.1 cm)
Framed dimensions: 18 13/16 x 24 13/16 inches (47.8 x 63 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Kopf [Head], 1964
Signed/Dated: 5/20; Baselitz 64
Etching and soft-ground etching on zinc plate; on copper printing paper
Image size: 9 5/8 x 12 1/4 inches (24.4 x 31.1 cm)
Paper size: 15 5/8 x 20 5/8 inches (39.7 x 52.4 cm)
Framed dimensions: 18 7/8 x 24 3/4 inches (47.9 x 62.9 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Ohr [Ear], 1964
Signed/Dated: 5/20; Baselitz 64
Etching and soft-ground etching on zinc plate; on copper printing paper
Image size: 9 5/8 x 12 1/4 inches (24.4 x 31.1 cm)
Paper size: 15 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (39.4 x 51.8 cm)
Framed dimensions: 18 7/8 x 24 3/4 inches (47.9 x 62.9 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Ohne Titel [Untitled], 1964
Signed/Dated: Probedruck von der unbeschnittenen Platte [test print of the uncut plate]; 2. Zustand, 1. Probe [second state, first test];  64 Wolfsburg G Baselitz
Etching and soft-ground etching on zinc plate; on paper
Image size: 11 x 9 5/8 inches (27.9 x 24.4 cm)
Paper size: 31 x 20 5/8 inches (78.7 x 52.7 cm)
Framed dimensions: 36 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches (92.7 x 62.9 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Ohne Titel [Untitled], 1964
Signed/Dated: 3/20; Baselitz 64
Etching and soft-ground etching on zinc plate; on copper printing paper
Image size: 7 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches (18.4 x 24.4 cm)
Paper size: 20 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches (52.4 x 39.7 cm)
Framed dimensions: 24 3/4 x 18 13/16 inches (62.9 x 47.8 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Idol, 1964
Signed/Dated: 16/20; Baselitz 64
Etching and soft-ground etching on zinc plate; on paper
Image size: 12 x 9 7/8 inches (30.5 x 25.1 cm)
Paper size: 26 1/4 x 20 inches (66.7 x 50.8 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 1/16 x 23 1/8 inches (73.8 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Idol, 1964
Signed/Dated: 7/20; G. Baselitz 64
Etching and soft-ground etching on zinc plate; on copper printing paper
Image size: 11 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches (30.2 x 25.1 cm)
Paper size: 21 x 15 1/4 inches (53.3 x 38.7 cm)
Framed dimensions: 24 11/16 x 18 13/16 inches (62. 7 x 47.8 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Heulende Hunde [Howling Dogs], 1964
Signed/Dated: 11/20; Baselitz 64
Etching and soft-ground etching on zinc plate; on copper printing paper
Image size: 9 3/4 x 12 inches (24.8 x 30.5 cm)
Paper size: 20 7/8 x 31 inches (53 x 78.7 cm)
Framed dimensions: 24 13/16 x 36 1/2 inches (63 x 92.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Köpfe [Heads], 1964
Signed/Dated: 5/20; Baselitz 64
Etching and soft-ground etching on zinc plate; on copper printing paper
Image size: 11 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches (30.2 x 24.8 cm)
Paper size: 20 1/2 x 15 3/8 inches (52.1 x 39.1 cm)
Framed dimensions: 24 3/4 x 18 7/8 inches (62.9 x 47.9 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Das Haus [The House], 1966
Signed/Dated: 7/20; Baselitz 65 (mistaken)
Etching, drypoint and soft-ground etching on zinc plate; on copper printing paper
Image size: 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches (31.1 x 24.1 cm)
Paper size: 21 1/2 x 15 inches (54.6 x 38.1)
Framed dimensions: 24 3/4 x 18 7/8 inches (62.9 x 47.9 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Das Haus [The House], 1966
Signed/Dated: 4/20; Baselitz 65 (mistaken)
Etching, drypoint and soft-ground etching on zinc plate; on copper printing paper
Image size: 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches (31.1 x 24.1 cm)
Paper size: 21 1/2 x 15 inches (54.6 x 38.1)
Framed dimensions: 24 3/4 x 18 7/8 inches (62.9 x 47.9 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Pilze [Mushrooms], 1964
Signed/Dated: 3/20; G. Baselitz 64
Etching and soft-ground etching on zinc plate; on copper printing paper
Image size: 9 5/8 x 12 7/8 inches (24.4 x 32.7 cm)
Paper size: 15 3/8 x 20 7/8 inches (39.1 x 53 cm)
Framed dimensions: 18 7/8 x 24 3/4 inches (47.9 x 62.9 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Kahlschlag [Deforestation], 1964
Signed/Dated: 8/20; Baselitz 64
Etching and soft-ground etching on zinc plate; on copper printing paper
Image size: 9 5/8 x 11 7/8 inches (24.4 x 30.2 cm)
Paper size: 15 5/8 x 20 5/8 inches (39.7 x 52.4 cm)
Framed dimensions: 18 7/8 x 24 3/4 inches (47.9 x 62.9 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Ohne Titel [Untitled], 1966
Signed/Dated: Baselitz 66
Woodcut in black/brown on factory printing paper
Image size: 11 x 11 inches (27.9 x 27.9 cm)
Paper size: 16 x 13 1/4 inches (40.6 x 33.7 cm)
Framed dimensions: 24 3/4 x 18 11/16 inches (62.9 x 47.5 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Torso, 1966, printed 1988
Signed/Dated: 1/12; G. Baselitz 66/88
Woodcut on paper
Image size: 19 3/4 x 16 1/4 inches (50.2 x 41.3 cm)
Paper size: 25 7/8 x 19 3/4 inches (65.7 x 50.2 cm)
Framed dimensions: 32 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (82.6 x 62.2 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Ohne Titel [Untitled], 1967
Signed/Dated: Auflage 20 III. Zustand [Edition 20 3rd state]; Baselitz 67
Woodcut in black / gray-olive / red-brown on endpaper
Image size: 14 1/8 x 11 7/8 inches (35.9 x 30 cm)
Paper size: 16 x 12 13/16 inches (40.6 x 32.5 cm)
Framed dimensions: 24 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches (62.8 x 47.6 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Ohne Titel [Untitled], 1967
Signed/Dated: 4/4; Baselitz 67; 1. Zustand [first state]
Woodcut in light brown / purple / black on endpaper
Image size: 14 1/8 x 11 3/4 inches (35.9 x 29.8 cm)
Paper size: 15 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (38.7 x 31.1 cm)
Framed dimensions: 24 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches (62.9 x 47.6 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Der Neue Typ [The New Type], 1966
Signed/Dated: Baselitz 66
Woodcut on paper
Image size: 16 5/8 x 13 1/2 inches (42.2 x 34.3 cm)
Paper size: 24 1/8 x 17 inches (61.3 x 43.2 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 1/16 x 23 1/8 inches (73.8 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Partisan, 1966
Signed/Dated: Baselitz 66
Woodcut in green/black on different papers
Image size: 14 7/8 x 12 inches (37.8 x 30.5 cm)
Paper size: 16 1/8 x 13 7/8 inches (41 x 35.2 cm)
Framed dimensions: 24 11/16 x 18 9/16 inches (62.7 x 47.1 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Partisan, 1966
Signed/Dated: 2. Zustand [second state]; Baselitz 66
Woodcut in black/gray blue on endpaper
Image size: 14 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches (36.4 x 29.8 cm)
Paper size: 15 x 12 3/4 inches (38.1 x 32.9 cm)
Framed dimensions: 24 3/4 x 18 15/16 inches (62.9 x 48.1 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Partisan, 1966
Signed/Dated: 2. Zustand [second state]; Baselitz 66
Woodcut on factory printing paper
Image size: 14 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches (36.4 x 29.8 cm)
Paper size: 15 1/8 x 12 5/8 inches (38.4 x 32.1 cm)
Framed dimensions: 24 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches (62.9 x 47.6 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Grün – Roter, 1966
Signed/Dated: 10/20; Baselitz 66
Etching and drypoint on zinc plate; on Richard de Bas laid paper
Image size: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (31.8 x 23.8 cm)
Paper size: 26 1/8 x 19 7/8 inches (66.4 x 50.5 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 1/16 x 23 1/8 inches (73.8 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Ohne Titel (Typ) [Untitled (Type) / Grüner am Baum [Greener on the tree], 1965
Signed/Dated: 19/20; Baselitz 66 (mistaken)
Etching and drypoint on zinc plate; on Richard de Bas laid paper
Image size: 12 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches (31.9 x 23.8 cm)
Paper size: 26 3/8 x 20 1/16 inches (67 x 51 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 x 23 1/8 inches (73.7 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Partisan, 1966
Signed/Dated: 6/10; G Baselitz 67 (mistaken)
Etching and drypoint on zinc plate; on yellow laid paper
Image size: 12 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches (32.1 x 23.5 cm)
Paper size: 21 1/4 x 15 inches (54 x 38.1 cm)
Framed dimensions: 24 3/4 x 18 7/8 inches (62.9 x 47.9 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Der Gefangene [The Prisoner], 1966
Signed/Dated: 3/5; Baselitz 66
Drypoint etching and aquatint on zinc plate; on Richard de Bas laid paper
Image size: 12 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches (32.1 x 23.5 cm)
Paper size: 26 1/4 x 20 inches (66.7 x 50.8 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 x 23 1/8 inches (73.7 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Ohne Titel [Untitled], 1966
Signed/Dated: 3/10; Baselitz 66
Etching an drypoint on zinc plate; on Richard de Bas laid paper
Image size: 12 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches (32.1 x 23.5 cm)
Paper size: 26 1/4 x 19 7/8 inches (66.7 x 50.5 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 x 23 1/8 inches (73.7 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Ohne Titel [Untitled], 1965
Signed/Dated: 18/20; G Baselitz 65
Etching and drypoint on zinc plate; on copper printing paper
Image size: 12 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches (32.4 x 24.4 cm)
Paper size: 17 1/16 x 12 3/4 inches (43.3 x 32.4 cm)
Framed dimensions: 24 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches (62.9 x 47.6 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Ohne Titel [Untitled], 1966, printed 1983
Signed/Dated: 5/15; G. Baselitz 66/83
Etching, drypoint, and aquatint on zinc plate; on Rives laid paper
Image size: 12 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches (31.9 x 23.5 cm)
Paper size: 24 5/8 x 17 1/2 inches (62.5 x 44.5 cm)
Framed dimensions: 28 5/8 x 20 3/4 inches (72.7 x 52.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Zwei Soldaten [Two Soldiers], 1967
Signed/Dated: 10/10; Baselitz 66 (mistaken)
Etching and drypoint on zinc plate; on Richard de Bas laid paper
Image size: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (31.8 x 23.8 cm)
Paper size: 26 x 19 7/8 inches (66 x 50.5 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 x 23 1/8 inches (73.7 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Die Falle [The Trap], 1965, printed 1983
Signed/Dated: 10/10; Baselitz 65/83
Etching and drypoint on zinc plate; on Richard de Bas laid paper
Image size: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (31.8 x 23.7 cm)
Paper size: 24 1/2 x 17 7/8 inches (62.2 x 45.4 cm)
Framed dimensions: 28 5/8 x 20 3/4 inches (72.7 x 52.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Ohne Titel [Untitled], 1965
Signed/Dated: 12/20; Baselitz 65
Etching and drypoint etched on zinc plate; on Richard de Bas laid paper
Image size: 12 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches (31.1 x 24.4 cm)
Paper size: 26 1/4 x 19 7/8 inches (66.7 x 50.5 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 1/16 x 23 1/8 inches (73.8 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Paranoiamarsch [Paranoia March], 1967
Signed/Dated: 13/20; Baselitz 68
Drypoint on zinc plate; on paper
Image size: 12 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches (31.4 x 23.8 cm)
Paper size: 26 1/4 x 20 inches (66.7 x 50.8 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 x 23 1/8 inches (73.7 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Hirte [Shepherd], 1966
Signed/Dated: 42/45; Baselitz 65 (mistaken)
Etching and drypoint etching on zinc plate; red on copper printing paper
Image size: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches (31.6 x 23.8 cm)
Paper size; 25 3/8 x 19 5/8 inches (64.5 x 49.8 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 1/16 x 23 1/16 inches (73.8 x 58.6 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Ohne Titel [Untitled] / (Mit Hund und Axt) [With Dog and Ax], 1967
Signed/Dated: Baselitz 67
Drypoint and etching on copper plate; on copper printing paper
Image size: 13 x 9 1/2 inches (33 x 24.1 cm)
Paper size: 26 3/8 x 20 1/8 inches (67 x 51.1 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 x 23 1/8 inches (73.7 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Der Jäger [The Hunter], 1967
Signed/Dated.: Baselitz 67
Etching and drypoint on zinc plate; on copper printing paper
Image size: 12 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches (31.4 x 23.5 cm)
Paper size: 26 3/8 x 20 1/8 inches (67 x 51.1 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 1/16 x 23 1/8 inches (73.8 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Der Jäger [The Hunter], 1967
Signed/Dated: 22/40; Baselitz 67
Etching and drypoint on zinc plate; red on copper printing paper
Image size: 12 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches (31.4 x 23.8 cm)
Paper size: 25 3/8 x 19 9/16 inches (64.5 x 49.7 cm)
Framed dimensions: 29 1/16 x 23 1/8 inches (73.8 x 58.7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Georg Baselitz
Beatrice, 1969
Signed/Dated: 2/10; G. Baselitz 68 (mistaken)
Etching and drypoint on zinc plate; on yellow laid paper
Image size: 12 x 9 3/8 inches (30.5 x 23.8 cm)
Paper size: 21 1/4 x 15 inches (54 x 38.1 cm)
Framed dimensions: 28 5/8 x 20 3/4 inches (72.7 x 52/7 cm)
© Georg Baselitz 2021
Photo: © bernhardstrauss.com

Installation Views

Georg Baselitz Prints from the 1960s
Georg Baselitz Prints from the 1960s
Georg Baselitz Prints from the 1960s
Georg Baselitz Prints from the 1960s
Georg Baselitz Prints from the 1960s
Georg Baselitz Prints from the 1960s
Georg Baselitz Prints from the 1960s
Georg Baselitz Prints from the 1960s
Georg Baselitz Prints from the 1960s

Documents

Georg Baselitz Digital Catalog
Georg Baselitz Digital Catalog

Contact

For more information, please contact Leah Horowitz at leah@luhringaugustine.com.

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