Georg Baselitz: Devotion
This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Georg Baselitz: Devotion at Gagosian, 555 West 24th Street, New York. It includes new paintings and works on paper by Baselitz based on artists’ self-portraits. Baselitz’s interest in portraiture emerges from his fascination with memory and its inconsistencies, as well as his observation that every painting—even a portrait of another person—is the artist’s self-portrait. A text by Baselitz offers the reader a look inside his process, and an essay by Morgan Falconer contextualizes the series within Expressionism, portraiture, and the progression of the artist’s practice.