@Home in Georgetown…Baselitz at the Hirshhorn

 Georg Baselitz German, 1938

Baselitz’s signature is his painting of subjects upside down.  He, not unlike other Eastern European artists of this era, i.e Anselm Kiefer, reflect the dark time and place that they lived and the view can be haunting.  He painted his subjects upside down as a gesture toward irritating thew viewer and sharing the pain.

  • credits Willem de Kooning as a lasting source of inspiration
  • currently lives and works in Munich, Germany
  • Baseltiz’s works are included in the collections of the Guggenheim Bilbao, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Berlinsche Galerie, among others.

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