Georg Baselitz  Collected Writings and Interviews

Edited by Detlev Gretenkort with an introduction by Jill Lloyd
Ridinghouse 2010
£20  |  $39.95

22 × 15 cm  |  8 1/2 × 5 3/4 in
240 pp, 115 colour ill
ISBN: 978 1 905464 23 4

Georg Baselitz’s confrontational works are built on challenging conceptual premises that are best illuminated by the artist’s words. This collection of writings offers direct access to discourse about his life and work.

Known for his rebellious approach to Abstract Expressionism, here Baselitz’s discusses the impression his paintings convey, the act of painting, his biography and much more.


The texts shift between these personal pieces – most of which have never been published before – to interviews with Baselitz and a variety of critics and art historians. These conversations present a different voice as he responds to careful and critical questions about his work.


A unique perspective on Georg Baselitz, this collection offers a personal insight on the artist and his relationship to painting.

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