I Was Born into a Destroyed Order
Georg Baselitz
Michael Werner / Sep 11 – Nov 28, 2020
London, UK

Michael Werner Gallery, London is pleased to present an exhibition of major works of Georg Baselitz, one of the most important painters of the second half of the 20th century. I Was Born into a Destroyed Order begins in the 1960s and surveys the first three decades of the artist’s career. A selection of seminal paintings, works on paper and sculpture will be on view.

Georg Baselitz was born Hans-Georg Kern in the Saxon village of Deutschbaselitz in 1938, into the destruction of the Second World War and the subsequent occupation and partitioning of the artist’s homeland. As he explains in a 1995 interview, “I was born into a destroyed order, a destroyed landscape, a destroyed people, a destroyed society. And I didn’t want to re-establish an order: I’d seen enough of so-called order.” In 1961 he adopted the name of his hometown, and as the art historian Richard Shiff keenly observes, “this action announced the presence of his birthplace in everything he would go on to accomplish: person and place were one.” From his origins of destruction and disorder, Baselitz creates a body of work that, in his words, does not develop over time, but instead “each painting destroys the old one.”

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