Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Georg Baselitz (b. 1938) standing in front of a new painting at Gagosian Gallery in 2012.
Sequence of photo-portraits below –
Top, the youthful artist, from an exhibition catalog
Middle, a portrait in middle age by Chris Felver
Bottom, Baselitz as tribal elder in his studio, 2006
Monday, December 9, 2013
Edward Penfield (1866-1925) worked as a commercial illustrator at the turn of the 20th century. In his day, color magazine covers and posters often were still reproduced lithographically, but not for much longer. After the War cheaper methods for printing color became widespread.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Carved and painted wooden figures by Georg Baselitz (b. 1938).
Below, a sequence of views from 2009 – the creation, the installation, and the repose of a seated wooden colossus.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
German artist Georg Baselitz (b. 1938) made the earliest of these painted wooden busts in the 1980s. Some reports suggest that his carving tools of choice are an ax and a chainsaw. The book cover confirms that chisels also have their role.