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In Focus: Georg Baselitz Turns 80

In honour of Georg Baselitz’s 80th birthday, the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München is presenting major works from his graphic œuvre. Singular masterpieces from the Graphische Sammlung’s internationally unique collection of more than 1,100 drawings and prints by the artist will be on display, ranging from radically expressive woodcuts from the late 1950s and early 1960s through to trial proofs of his large-scale format, lyrically sensitive colour etchings from recent years.

At the same time, this small show once more pays tribute to our long-time supporter Franz, Duke of Bavaria. He is one of the earliest collectors of Georg Baselitz and remains close to the artist. It is only thanks to the generous gifts from Franz, Duke of Bavaria that the Graphische Sammlung’s selection of graphic works by Georg Baselitz is so rich. It is thanks to his on-going enthusiasm for the constantly evolving work of this artist and his generous patronage, that the ensemble of works in our collection continues to be supplemented and expanded.


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