Georg Baselitz (b. 1938)
Georg Baselitz (b. 1938)
Georg Baselitz (b. 1938)
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Georg Baselitz (b. 1938)

(i) Im Wald und auf der Heide: Aurora (In the Woods and on the Heath: Aurora) (ii) Im Wald und auf der Heide: Der Auftritt (In the Woods and on the Heath: The Appearance) (iii) Im Wald und auf der Heide: Ich zeige Karl May (In the Woods and on the Heath: I Know I show Karl May) (iv) Im Wald und auf der Heide: Das Pferd (In the Woods and on the Heath: The Horse) (v) Im Wald und auf der Heide: Silence (In the Woods and on the Heath: Silence) (vi) Im Wald und auf der Heide: Der Weg (In the Woods and on the Heath: The Way)

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Georg Baselitz (b. 1938)
(i) Im Wald und auf der Heide: Aurora (In the Woods and on the Heath: Aurora)
(ii) Im Wald und auf der Heide: Der Auftritt (In the Woods and on the Heath: The Appearance)
(iii) Im Wald und auf der Heide: Ich zeige Karl May (In the Woods and on the Heath: I Know I show Karl May)
(iv) Im Wald und auf der Heide: Das Pferd (In the Woods and on the Heath: The Horse)
(v) Im Wald und auf der Heide: Silence (In the Woods and on the Heath: Silence)
(vi) Im Wald und auf der Heide: Der Weg (In the Woods and on the Heath: The Way)
each: signed, numbered and dated '1 G. Baselitz 06' (lower edge)
linocut on handcoloured paper
each image: 79 1/8 x 59 7/8in. (201 x 152cm.)
each sheet: 89 x 66 7/8in. (226 x 170cm.)
each: Executed in 2006, this work is number one from an edition of six, each uniquely hand-coloured by the artist
Provenance
The Paragon Press, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Literature
E. Lullin, Contemporary Art in Print: The Publications of Charles Booth-Clibborn and His Imprint the Paragon Press 2001-2006, London 2012, pp. 12-19 (another from the edition illustrated).
Mit Richard unterwegs - Georg Baselitz - Druckgrafik 1995-2015, exh. cat. Dachau, Schloss Dachau, 2016 (another from the edition illustrated).
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

Executed in 2006, Georg Baselitz’s suite of six linocuts Im Wald und auf der Heide (In the Woods and on the Heath) exemplifies the artist’s deft and emotive draughtsmanship. As a student in East Germany, Baselitz studied drawing and the practice has remained important part of his prolific career; the medium, he reflected, produces ‘fluid type of space…[where] you can break any kind of order or convention, quickly and precisely’ (G. Baselitz quoted in J. McKenzie, ‘Georg Baselitz: Wir fahren aus (We’re off)’, Studio International, 5 October 2016, https://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/georg-baselitz-wir-fahren-aus-we-re-off-review). Hand painted with delicate veils of watercolour, Im Wald und auf der Heide presents Baselitz’s iconic upside down motifs rendered here in insistent and immediate lines. In one, a path leads through a jagged forest of denuded branches. In another, an upside-down horse and rider make their way within the dense woodland. The forest is both the symbolic heart of the German psyche and personally resonant for the artist; as a young man, Baselitz applied to forestry school. Woodsman, lumberjacks and horseback riders populate his rural landscapes, and the expressive lines of Im Wald und auf der Heide demonstrate his continued engagement with these symbolic archetypes.

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