Distributed for Hirmer Publishers
This book analyzes for the first time the important paintings and sculptures by Baselitz within the context of the collection’s history, which has been shaped not only by the artist’s outstanding supporters and collectors, such as Duke Franz von Bayern, but also by the passionate commitment of the museum’s directors and curators. Carla Schulz-Hoffman begins this story in 1972, when Sea Swallow became the first work by Georg Baselitz to join the Bavarian State Painting Collections. As she demonstrates, this represented the first step toward the establishment of an epoch-making collection. With introductions by Bernhard Maaz and Corinna Thierolf, this extensive and wonderfully illustrated book brings to life five decades of work by this provocative German artist.
220 pages | 54 color plates | 6 3/4 x 9 | © 2019
Art: Art--General Studies