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Interview

As he approaches 80, the German master Georg Baselitz contemplates the end

'I am trying to understand why otherwise good artists porduced poor late works... and how can I go against that?' Martin Gayford meets Baselitz at White Cube Bermondsey

21 May 2016

9:00 AM

21 May 2016

9:00 AM

‘In many ways,’ Georg Baselitz muses, ‘I behaved against the grain of the times I grew up in.’ The era was 1960s Germany; in that context, Baselitz feels he was subversively respectable. ‘For example, I never took any drugs. I have been a very faithful husband, I just wanted to hold on to my wife, I wasn’t interested in straying.

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Georg Baselitz: Wir fahren aus (We’re off) is at White Cube Bermondsey until 3 July.

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