Gallery Hopping: Georg Baselitz on Sex and Death at White Cube Bermondsey
Many of the works feature Baselitz's wife Elke.
Outspoken art world elder statesman Georg Baselitz’s exhibition “Wir Fahren Aus” or “We’re Off” opened at White Cube Bermondsey on Tuesday and comprises of his trademark upside-down large-scale painting, sculptural works, and works on paper.
For the paintings, Baselitz has taken inspiration from the German expressionist Otto Dix’s work The Artist’s Parents (1924) in a series that features huge white figures painted on a background of tick textured paint. In addition, Baseliz revisits his 1975 work Bedroom, of him and his wife, Elke, who is also featured in the drawings on view.
“Wir Fahren Aus” is being seen as a study of sex, death, and of old age but as the artist himself approaches 78, his output is showing no signs of weakening or slowing down. Although the force with which he took on the German government recently would have left you in no doubt.
See images from the exhibition below:
“Wir Fahren Aus” is on view at White Cube Bermondsey until July 27.
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