Georg Baselitz: Belle Haleine

10 Nov-22 Dec 2023
PV 9 Nov 2023, 6-7.30pm

Cristea Roberts Gallery
London SW1Y 5JG


'Georg Baselitz: Belle Haleine' is an exhibition of monumental works on paper by ground-breaking artist Georg Baselitz (b. 1938). This exhibition marks the first time these ten provocative prints have been exhibited together since they were made and shown over 20 years ago.

The colossal hand-printed linocuts each measure over two metres in height and depict partially clothed copulating couples, in scenes taken from nineteenth-century erotic lithographs. The works are collectively titled 'Belle Haleine,' a name taken from a work of art by Marcel Duchamp, an artist who is frequently referenced by Baselitz.

To resist descriptive interpretation of his subject matter the artist inverts his figures and motifs so that the subject of each work becomes the act of mark-making itself.

Join us for the Private View of our solo exhibition 'Georg Baselitz: Belle Haleine' on Thursday 9 November 2023 from 6 - 7.30 pm. Confirm your attendance by DM or email [email protected].

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