GEORG BASELITZ
Woodblock Prints from the Sixties
4 November through 16 December 1999
UPPER EAST SIDE, NEW YORK
 

Michael Werner Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of woodblock prints from the 1960s by the German artist, Georg Baselitz. During the mid-Sixties, Baselitz worked on his seminal series of paintings which depict a regenerated man or “hero” whom he called “the new type.” In these paintings, images of large, oddly proportioned figures, such as hunters, rebels and shepherds, are often portrayed in ruined, barren landscapes. Concurrently, Baselitz worked on a series of woodblock prints featuring the “hero” figures of the mid-Sixties, and subsequently, the fractured figures of the late Sixties.