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Honoured by numerous exhibitions and publications, Georg Baselitz this year celebrated his 80th birthday. Despite his age, he has remained one of the “most contemporary” artists of our time, notwithstanding the fact that his work draws on the strongest interactions with history and art history, with such icons of art as Edvard Munch and Emil Nolde, and in particular with Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. The works of Kirchner and Baselitz had been able to “meet” five years ago in “Besuch bei Ernst Ludwig” at the Kirchner Museum in Davos, an exhibition initiated by Karin Schick and subsequently curated by Thorsten Sadowsky. In the catalogue accompanying the exhibition, Günther Gercken, Anselm Wagner and Dieter Koepplin dealt in their precisely written essays with the equally complicated and fruitful interdependencies both of the works of the two artists and of their personalities.