Georg Baselitz: La Grande Notte in Bianco [The Long Sleepless Night]
Rome: Gagosian Gallery, 2008. Very Good. Item #11016
Rome: Gagosian Gallery, 2008. First Edition. Tall Quarto (31x26x1.5cm); 76pp. Nineteen full-page color reproductions of Baselitz's paintings, with many additional background and documentary images. Pictorial boards over sewn gatherings of heavy stock. Text in both Italian and English. Boards are sturdy and square with a couple faint bumps to bottom edges. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
This is the catalog of the Baselitz show held at Gagosian in Rome from 23 September to 8 November 2008. An Italian sentence in this listing can perhaps provide a veil of discretion for describing these images, from among which our second photograph was chosen precisely because it is exceptional and we can publish it without blushing. But as for all the rest: Signor Baselitz, si direbbe, ha passato la sua grande notte in bianco a fare la sega.