Gebückter. 1977. Linocut. Oil-based paint on board. Signed, dated and inscribed "Nr.2". 2nd trial proof. On board. 200 x 98.5 cm (78.7 x 38.7 in). Sheet: 270 x 156,5 cm (106,3 x 61,6 in). [SL]. • This monumental linocut shows a male body in a very simple yet highly expressive posture. • Symbolism is always present in the works of Georg Baselitz and gains additional power by putting this archaic motif upside down. • Rare large-size print, which has only been offered twice on the international auction market (source: www.artnet.de).
PROVENANCE: Collection Haniel, Duisburg.
LITERATURE: Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH, Die Sammlung Haniel, Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, Tübingen, Berlin 2010, with color illu. on p. 206.