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Lot 532: GEORG BASELITZ, Frau im Fenster, 1981Platinum House
December 1, 2012
Cologne, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Oil over monotype on card on canvas 162.5 x 130 cm, framed. Signed and dated '20.IX.81 GBaselitz' lower left and monogrammed 'GB' (scratched in colour) lower middle. - Traces of studio.Jahn 197 with ill.The present work is registered at the Archiv Georg Baselitz, Munich.Provenance: Sonnabend Gallery, New York; Private Collection, GermanyExhibition: Genf 1999 (Musée Rath), Georg Baselitz, Gravures monumentales 1977-1999 (not in cat.)New York 1991 (Museum of Modern Art), Georg Baselitz, Malelade, exhib.cat.no.16 with ill.Georg Baselitz: The Subject Upside Down (1982):"All this is about is my way of painting a picture. In a non-dominant culture a destructive activist is capable of analysis.A subject painted upside down is suitable for painting, because it is unsuitable as an object. I cannot say anything about the solidarity of depiction. There is no correction of the depiction in terms of right and wrong.My relationship towards the subject is arbitrary. The picture is methodically organised through an aggressive, dissonant reversal of ornamentation.Harmony begins to totter, and a further limit has been reached".(From: Detlev Gretenkort (ed.), Georg Baselitz, Gesammelte Schriften und Interviews, Munich 2011, p.60)
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Artist or Maker: GEORG BASELITZ