P07779 Eagle 1981
from the series ‘Sixteen Red and Black Woodcuts’ 1981–2
Woodcut 25 1/2×19 1/2 (647 × 497) on offset paper 33 7/8×24 (858 × 609), printed and published by the artist in an edition of 12
Inscribed ‘Baselitz 82’ b.r.
Purchased from Waddington Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1982
P07779 and P07780, from the series ‘Sixteen Red and Black Woodcuts’, are inverted images of an eagle and a head respectively. The eagle is an image found in a number of Baselitz's paintings from 1971 onwards. P07780 is the first in the series and is printed in both red and black together; all the other prints in the series were printed in single tones, in the case of P07779 five in brown and red-brown and twelve in black…