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Georg Baselitz

Face and Teardrop, 1986

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Drypoint etching
on stenciled english-red ground
of two plates on Zerkall
book paper 145g, bound in the magazine,
left plate: 5 x 3 1/8” (12,7 x 7,9 cm),
right plate: 4 13/16 x 2 13/16” (12,3 x 7,1 cm),
paper size: 10 x 8 1/4“ (25,5 x 21 cm),
Ed. 60/XV, signed and numbered

Frontispiece. Hair falling across the features or replacing them altogether covers the “face” of Parkett with a lushly enigmatic diptych.


“In Baselitz’s work, sculpture and painting represent two forms of what might be called his ‘opinione contraria,’ to cite Vasari’s Mannerist expression in referring to Rosso. It signifies the opposition and commitment involved in freeing expression and exposing the aggression of structure.” Eric Darragon Parkett No. 11, 1986