The Easel

Georg Baselitz, upside-down artist of international renown, at 80

The fuss over Baselitz’ 80th birthday demonstrates the high regard in which he is held. Not only did he face up to the challenge of addressing Germany’s Nazi past but he did so using a unique visual language. Whether the controversy that he courts adds to his reputation is a matter for individual judgement. This video (2.40 min) does a nice job of putting his work in a broader context.