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Georg Baselitz, a provocative German artist who inspired a generation with challenging depictions of the Nazi era and the postwar division of Germany, is being honored by a retrospective to mark his 80th birthday. Born Hans-Georg Kern in the German town of Deutschbaselitz in 1938, Baselitz gained worldwide fame in the '70s with his portraits – often bizarrely showing his subjects upside-down – which he painted in a neo-expressionist style. Bringing together some 90 paintings and 12 sculptures spanning from 1959 through the present day.
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