Georg Baselitz: The Painter in His Bed
This book was published on the occasion of Georg Baselitz: The Painter in His Bed at Gagosian, 555 West 24th Street, New York. The exhibition presented forty new paintings and works on paper by Baselitz that focus on two motifs: figures in bed and the stag. The association of these images with wildness, masculinity, eroticism, and death complements the artist’s long-standing interest in different iconographic traditions—the forest, the hunt, the figure in nature. Employing his signature raw style of rendering, the works combine painterly elements with collage: after applying paint, Baselitz affixed nylon stockings and gauze to many paintings, or made impressions of their shapes on the canvas.
The publication includes a foreword by Catherine Lampert and new essays by Brooks Adams and Andreas Zimmermann, as well as numerous studio shots illustrating Baselitz’s works in progress. It also reproduces Baselitz’s inscription on the back of his painting The Painter in His Bed (2022).