GALERIE THADDEAUS ROPAC: GEORG BASELITZ EXHIBITION, 'A FOCUS ON THE 1980s'
The Most Important UK Exhibition in a Decade of One of the Most Important Artists of Our Time
Marking the year in which Georg Baselitz turned 80, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London presents the first exhibition to focus solely on his work from the 1980s - the decade that saw the artist propelled to international fame, garner widespread critical acclaim and, at times, scandalise the art world. Through paintings, sculptures and works on paper, Georg Baselitz: A Focus on the 1980s will trace the artist’s shift towards a freer, more expressionist application of paint and use of colour, resulting in works of astonishing vigour and formal power.
The exhibition presents seminal works from each of the series Baselitz developed during the decade – his Strandbilder [Beach Pictures], Orangenesser [Orange Eaters] and Trinker [Drinkers] - including works that have toured internationally but are yet to be exhibited in the UK, and those that will be shown for the first time since created in the 1980s.
Address: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London | 37 Dover Street, W1S 4NJ
Dates: 2 October - 10 November 2018