Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Wednesday Post
Greetings from Georg Baselitz
A philatelic farewell.
Baselitz became the seventh artist to exit the Tournament when he was beaten by Pompeo Batoni in the left bracket. His appearance in the competition was only one of many honors that have been granted this influential working and academic artist. A 1995 retrospective at the Guggenheim in New York City looks awfully good on his resume, and he has also been featured in major shows at big-name museums in L.A., D.C., London, Istanbul, and many other cities.
And, in 1994, he was one of the artists selected for a series of French stamps celebrating "Contemporary Art in Europe."
I haven't been able to determine whether the stamp featured an existing work, or if he created an original custom-designed painting, or if he maybe just gave them a completed piece he had lying around. I like it as a stamp, though. It's jaunty.