Available in blue and green, these prints are released on the occasion of Georg Baselitz: Sculptures 2011-2015 at Serpentine. Typical of the artist’s painting and print practice, it features an inverted human figure – a strategy he has employed since the 1960s to focus on the possibilities of visual expression. It also depicts his most enduring subject: his wife Elke. He met Elke Kretzschmar in 1958 while they were both students and over the course of his six-decade career, returns to her inverted form regularly. Ruminating on the futility of removing subject matter altogether, Baselitz reflects ‘I don’t illustrate Elke. If anything, I try to remove her, but I usually can’t. She comes into the process whether I want it or not, through the back of my mind.’
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You can order these Georg Baselitz editions from Serpentine Gallery Shop.