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The selection of works from the collections of the Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett, the G. and A. Gercken Foundation and the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich will show how Georg Baselitz deliberately dissociated himself from abstract painting at the start of the 1960s. He used more than just the topics of his paintings to position himself in opposition to the contemporary artistic zeitgeist, following his own path even in terms of the graphic printing techniques he preferred. In the 1960s, a new era began in reproductive graphics, with silk-screen and offset printing - but Baselitz turned his back on such forms of mass reproduction because of their lack of originality. Instead, he experimented with state proofs, producing small series of works, some of which he altered individually after the impression was taken.