Georg Baselitz

Wo ist der gelbe Milchkrug, Frau Vogel [Where is the Yellow Milkjug, Mrs Bird?]

About this artwork

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’.

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  • title:
    Wo ist der gelbe Milchkrug, Frau Vogel [Where is the Yellow Milkjug, Mrs Bird?]
  • accession number:
    AR00032
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  • materials:
    Oil paint on canvas
  • date created:
    1989
  • measurements:
    250.40 x 250.50 x 55.00 cm
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • copyright:
    © Georg Baselitz.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz