It's been almost 25 years since German artist Georg Baselitz's last English retrospective. Dating back to Baselitz's earliest works, such as the infamous oil painting Die Gro├če Nacht im Eimer (The Big Night Down the Drain) from the early 1960s, to a later progression into sculpture, with the iconic Model for a Sculpture, presented at the 1980 Venice Biennale, through the more imminent Oberon (Remix). Early figurative work deals with existential problems of being in Germany at a period when abstraction largely held sway. Basilitz later set up studio Florence in the mid 1970s, where he began working on large-format linocuts. He has also created scenography for opera and shown as part of the international pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Basilitz has been cited as one of the world's best-selling living artists, which makes this a rare opportunity to study his achievement over a momentous five-decade career, with over 60 of his most critical works on show - many of which have come from lenders from Europe and further afield.