Georg Baselitz

Where is the Yellow Milkjug, Mrs Bird?

1989

Artist
Georg Baselitz born 1938
Original title
Wo ist der gelbe Milchkrug, Frau Vogel?
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 2504 x 2505 x 55 mm
Acquisition
ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Reference
AR00032

Not on display

Online caption

Like ‘ Volkstanz Marode’, this painting belongs to the series of works called ‘Streubilder’ (‘Scatter Paintings’) or ‘Ciao America’, that Baselitz painted in the first half of 1989. The work has the same all-over distribution of form (birds, in this case) and unifying background colour as ‘Volkstanz’. There is also a similar primitivist, expressionist brushwork and folkloric subject matter, that marks them both out as unapologetically European, as opposed to the (on the whole) cooler, conceptual approach of American artists at the time. Hence the title of some of Baselitz’s contemporary paintings, ‘Ciao America’.

Video

ARTIST ROOMS Georg Baselitz - New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester

Hugo Worthy, Exhibitions Officer for Contemporary Art, and James Hickford, Marketing Manager, talk us through the ARTIST ROOMS Georg Baselitz ...