Baselitz is one of the most important artists of today. His works can be found in major museums around the world. For over 30 years, photographer Benjamin Katz has been documenting Baselitz at work in different studios. This volume now captures Baselitz’s exceptional life at work and at home.
Benjamin Katz is famous for his photographic portraits of artists. Among his previous subjects are Gerhard Richter, Joseph Beuys, Sigmar Polke, Rosemarie Trockel, and Martin Kippenberger. Because Katz is friends with most of the artists, he is able to capture them when they are completely at ease. But, as he explains in this book, he prefers to photograph people while they are in the process of doing something.
Katz shows Baselitz with paintbrush and hammer, and dog and cigar – the close relationship between the two artists is almost palpable. The photographs are the result of a friendship in an artistic world that they have been sharing for many decades. Cornelia Gockel’s essay discusses Katz’s unique, new window on the world of Georg Baselitz.
Hardcover | German & English | 144 pages | 2013
Author: Cornelia Gockel
Dimensions: 28,5 x 24,7 x 1,7 cm.
Weight: 1100 gr.