Abgang mit Hokusai, 2016
High Heels and Hokusai
On the occasion of the Georg Baselitz exhibition, the Fondation Beyeler is offering two exclusive Art Editions, each limited to 50 prints and signed, which were produced in 2016 in close collaboration with the German artist. The wide-ranging oeuvre of Georg Baselitz (*1938) is characterized by a figurative pictorial language that draws on a rich repertoire of iconographic and stylistic elements, which the artist imbues with new and often ambivalent meanings. This is also true of these two editions: in the woodcut Avanti, through the “crossed” legs with high heels, and in the two-part etching Abgang mit Hokusai, through Baselitz’ combination of one of his famous upside-down motifs with his interpretation of a self-portrait by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai.
|Edition||50 pieces + 5 A.P.|
|Image size||each 16.85 x 39.17 in|
|Sheet size||40.86 x 47.63 in|
|Medium||Line etching and aquatint in two parts|
|Black ink over pink and beige tinted plates on Somerset paper|