Georg Baselitz is undoubtedly one of the most important and most revered artists working today. Provocative, moving, and always compelling, his work never shies away from confronting the urgent issues of our times. His unwillingness to adhere to the conventions and protocols of the art world has made him a divisive figure in some circles, but his staggering skill as an artist, and undaunted courage have earned him a global… Read more
About the artwork
Georg Baselitz is well known for his upside-down works, in which he inverts the subject matter in order to highlight the artifice of the medium – be it painting, drawing and etching. This is very much the case with Frida’s Traum, with the legs stretched upwards towards the very top of the work. The artist has always been a great admirer of the woodcut method, seeing it as bringing a continuous link to artists of the Middle Ages. Typical of the artist’s scratchy and jittery markings, the work is embued with a spontaneous, expressive energy.