The artist is not responsible to any one. His social role is asocial… his only responsibility consists in an attitude to the work he does

Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz (born 23 January 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[clarification needed] as Neo-Expressionist, but from a European perspective, it is more seen as postmodern.

His career was kick-started in the 1960s after police action against one of his paintings, (Die große Nacht im Eimer), because of its provocative, offending sexual nature.

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Baselitz

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