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Frau Paganismus (Mrs Paganism)
1994 | Wood Sculpture Synthetic resin
215×132×68 cm
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Details GEORG BASELITZ (B. 1938) Frau Paganismus (Mrs Paganism) incised with the artist’s initials and date ‘G.B. 28.II.94’ (lower inside right arm) Ayous wood and synthetic resin sculpture: 85 5/8 x 51 7/8 x 26 3/4in. (215 x 132 x 68cm.) base: 15 x 68 3/4 x 68 3/8in. (38.1 x 174.6 x 173.7cm.) Executed in 1994 Provenance Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1994. Literature D. Kuspit, ‘Goth to Dance’, in Artforum International, Summer 1995 (illustrated in colour, p. 78). E. Darragon, Baselitz à Paris, exh. cat., Paris, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1996 (illustrated, p. 33). Baselitz, exh. cat., Bologna, Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, 1997 (studio view illustrated in colour, p. 131). Georg Baselitz: Portraits of Elke, exh. cat., Fort Worth, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 1997-1999, p. 25 (titled ‘Mrs. Paganismus’, illustrated in colour, p. 26). E. Darragon, ‘Baselitz avec sculpture’, in De la sculpture au XXe siècle, Grenoble 2001, p. 130 (illustrated in colour, p. 126). L. Cuénoud (ed.), Georg Baselitz Works from the Hess Collection, Bern 2003, pp. 4, 48 and 58 (detail illustrated in colour on the front and back cover; studio view illustrated in colour, p. 51; illustrated in colour, pp. 59-61; translated 'Pagan woman'). Hess Art Collection, Ostfildern 2009, p. 50 (studio view illustrated in colour, p. 55). C. Kraus (ed.), Georg Baselitz: Skulpturen / Sculptures, Catalogue Raisonné of the Sculptures, Berlin 2009, no. 48 (illustrated in colour, pp. 170-171). T. Jean (ed.), ‘Baselitz sculpteur au musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris’, in BeauxArts, 2011, p. 23 (illustrated in colour, p. 22). B. Vasseur (ed.), Georg Baselitz, Paris 2011, p. 36 (illustrated in colour, p. 37). R. Calvocoressi (ed.), Georg Baselitz, London 2021, pp. 280 and 291 (illustrated in colour, p. 290). Exhibited London, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, Frau Paganismus, 1994, pp. 8-10, 27 and 45 (studio view illustrated, p. 3; illustrated in colour, pp. 29, 31 and 33; details illustrated, pp. 30 and 32; studio view illustrated in colour, p. 44). London, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, Sculpture, 1995, p. 111, no. 4 (unpaged, illustrated in colour). New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Georg Baselitz, 1995, pp. 118 and 273, no. 111 (studio view illustrated in colour, p. 116; illustrated in colour, p. 117). This exhibition later travelled to Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution; Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz. Luxembourg, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’art contemporain, New Works from the Hess Collection, 1998, p. 8 (illustrated in colour, p. 9). Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Georg Baselitz en la Colección Hess, 2003-2004, pp. 48 and 58 (detail illustrated in colour on the front and back cover; studio view illustrated in colour, p. 51; illustrated in colour, pp. 59-61). This exhibition later travelled to Bern, Kunstmuseum Bern. Lausanne, Fondation de l'Hermitage, Baselitz, une seule passion, la peinture, 2006, pp. 138 and 166, no. 71 (illustrated in colour, pp. 91 and 139). Lugano, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Georg Baselitz, 2007, no. 84 (unpaged, illustrated in colour). Paris, Musée D’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Baselitz-Sculpteur, 2011-2012, pp. 126 and 167, no. 30 (illustrated in colour, pp. 119 and 127; studio view illustrated in colour, p. 166). Special Notice Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent. Please note that at our discretion some lots may be moved immediately after the sale to our storage facility at Momart Logistics Warehouse: Units 9-12, E10 Enterprise Park, Argall Way, Leyton, London E10 7DQ. At King Street lots are available for collection on any weekday, 9.00 am to 4.30 pm. Collection from Momart is strictly by appointment only. We advise that you inform the sale administrator at least 48 hours in advance of collection so that they can arrange with Momart. However, if you need to contact Momart directly: Tel: +44 (0)20 7426 3000 email: This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice. Christie’s has a direct financial interest in this lot. Christie’s has guaranteed to the seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee.
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