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  • Provenance

    Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne

  • Exhibited

    New York, Museum of Modern Art, May 21 – August 26, 1997 and Hayward Gallery London, September 10, 1997 – January 4, 1998, Objects of Desire: The Modern Still Life, cat. no. 119

  • Literature

    M. Rowell and G.D. Lowry, The Modern Still Life, New York, 2002, no. 119

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Starting out, he was eager to renounce Tachisme, but he nonetheless remained cognizant of making painting that was essentially about painting. Baselitz’s art opened with the figure—dissected, distorted, fractured, upside-down, or prone—and was enriched by manifold references to the realms of art, philosophy, religion, and personal history. Simultaneously, he addressed the requirements of his mediums. In painting, the resulting dialogue between the figure and the field has always been directed at creating form anew.” (D. Waldman, Georg Baselitz, New York, 1995, p. 164)


Das Motif: Abendstimmung (The Motif: Evening Atmosphere)

Oil on canvas.
63 7/8 x 51 1/4 in. (162.2 x 130.2 cm).
Initialed and dated “G.B. 16, VII, 88” lower left; also signed, titled, and dated, “OBEN G Baselitz ‘029, V, 88’ ‘+15, VII, 88’ ‘das Motifs’ ‘abendstimmung’ ”on the reverse.

$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for $216,000

Contemporary Art Part I

16 Nov 2006, 7pm
New York