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Georg Baselitz (born 1938) Hand Signed Offset Lithograph, "Baselitz", in black felt tip, 4 x 6, of his 1967 oil painting "Portrait E. S. Heimlich", by the German painter, sculptor and graphic artist. In the 1960s he became well known for his figurative, expressive paintings: the human figure, pictorially represented in powerful brush strokes, stood in the center of this intense creative period. Drawing from a myriad of influences, including art of Soviet era illustration art, the Mannerist period and African sculptures, he developed his own, distinct artistic language. The artist counts Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Joseph Beuys and also the Expressionist painters of the artists' association Brucke as his role models. Since Baselitz grew up amongst the suffering and demolition of World War II, the concept of destruction plays a significant role in his life and work. These autobiographical circumstances have therefore returned throughout his whole oeuvre. In this context, the artist stated in an interview: "I was born into a destroyed order, a destroyed landscape, a destroyed people, a destroyed society. And I didn't want to reestablish an order: I had seen enough of so-called order. I was forced to question everything, to be 'naive', to start again." By disrupting any given orders and breaking the common conventions of perception, Baselitz has formed his personal circumstances into his guiding artistic principles. This hand-signed offset lithograph is in fine condition.