Georg Baselitz  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Georg Baselitz (born January 23, 1938) is a German painter who studied in the former East Germany, before moving to what was then the country of West Germany. Baselitz's style is interpreted by the Northern American as Neo-Expressionist, but from a European perspective, it is more seen as postmodern. His speciality is to paint his subjects the other way around to free the subject from its content.

His career was kick-started in the 1960s after police action against one of his paintings, a self-portrait (Die große Nacht im Eimer) that depicted an underage boy masturbating.

Baselitz is one of the world's best-selling living artists. He is a professor at the renowned Hochschule der Künste in Berlin.

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