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Farewell Bill
by Georg Baselitz

Available at Royal Academy of Arts

2014

Prints

Etching and Aquatint

Edition Size: 40

Image Size: 66.6x49.8 cm

Sheet Size: 85.2x64.7 cm

Signed

Condition: Pristine

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Georg Baselitz Hon RA re-energises the grand tradition of self portraiture. This electrifying piece is a direct homage to the gestural figures of Willem de Kooning, whose primal paintings Baselitz encountered as a student in 1958.

Like that great abstract expressionist, Baselitz has worked instinctively and with a watercolour-like fluidity. Consistent with his established formal vocabulary, which acts to disrupt the painted subject visually and symbolically, Baselitz portrays himself upside down.

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