Serpentine South Gallery Saturday 18 November 2023, 3pm Free Donate today

Alexa Chow, Assistant Exhibitions Curator, leads a tour of Georg Baselitz: Sculptures 2011-2015.

BSL interpretation is available on request for all our Saturday Talks. Please get in touch at [email protected] if you would like to request this.

Artist Biography

About Georg Baselitz

Baselitz’s expansive body of work charts his contemplations on the complexities of representing the human figure in art. Although Baselitz’s work has been met with controversy – first in the 1960s when he emerged with transgressive paintings and again in the 1980s with the advent of his sculptural practice – he has influenced generations of artists by offering a nuanced approach. His work, which is deeply rooted in his identity as a German artist, grapples with the explosion of conceptual debates around national identity, aesthetic frameworks and the human condition since the second half of the 20th Century.  

Baselitz’s recent exhibitions include Baselitz – Naked Masters at Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (2023); Georg Baselitz: Six Decades of Drawings, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York (2022); Baselitz – The retrospective, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2021); Baselitz – Academy, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice (2019); Georg Baselitz: Six Decades, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2018); and Georg Baselitz, The Heroes,  Städel Museum, Frankfurt (2016), among many others.


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