Georg Baselitz never made life easy for himself. That’s perhaps why, at 83, the painter is still able to surprise or even shock—and he’s as busy as ever. His upcoming schedule is filled with shows, at Thaddaeus Ropac, Palazzo Grimani, Fondazione Vedova, Gagosian, and Centre Pompidou. For Blau, from his studio on the Ammersee, he gives the most in-depth magazine interview of his laborious career.
Other cover highlights include the miraculous Deana Lawson; Mary Boone talking Basquiat, boom, and bust; David Chipperfield detailing his invisible restoration of Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie; the deliverance of the sinfully misunderstood Giotto; and Raphaela Vogel, a shamanic guide for our digital dystopia.