Modernism

Modernism

Zervos – THE Picasso Catalogue Returns

Zervos – THE Picasso Catalogue Returns

Posted November 27th, 2013

Art History, Books, Modernism

Picasso biographer John Richardson, Cahiers d’Art’s Staffan Ahrenberg and Sotheby’s Philip Hook preview the extraordinary new edition of Christian Zervos’ enequalled and historic 33-volume Picasso Catalogue.This massive undertaking became Zervos’s life work and one of the most influential pieces of scholarship on the 20th century’s… Read More

Museums

German Museums Under Pressure to Put Collections Online

German Museums Under Pressure to Put Collections Online

Posted November 25th, 2013

Art Theft, Collections, Germany, Modernism, Museums

“Under international norms adopted in Washington in 1998, German museums are obligated to go through their collections for works that may have been looted by the Nazis,” writes the Wall Street Journal. “But the museums have balked at going a step further and digitizing their… Read More

Women

Modern Muse – Virtual interactive tour at Hammer Galleries

Modern Muse – Virtual interactive tour at Hammer Galleries

Posted November 18th, 2013

Modernism, Shows, Women

Hammer Galleries, New York, presents The Modern Muse: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture by Twentieth-Century Masters from November 1 – February 28 in New York and at Art Basel Miami Beach from December 5-8. An interactive Virtual Tour of the exhibition is now available on the… Read More

Modernism

Munich Nazi Art Loot – 22 more paintings found in Stuttgart

Munich Nazi Art Loot – 22 more paintings found in Stuttgart

Posted November 12th, 2013

Art History, Art Theft, Germany, Law, Modernism

Germany pretends to be surprised by the growing anger after it has been revealed that the German government has hired only one (!) art historian to identify, catalogue and return the more than 1400 paintings found in an apartment in Munich. Even if this one… Read More

Modernism

1500 masterpieces looted by Nazis found in Munich

1500 masterpieces looted by Nazis found in Munich

Posted November 4th, 2013

Art Market, Art Theft, Germany, Lost Art, Modernism

Nearly 1500 priceless paintings including works by Picasso and Matisse that were stolen by the Nazis have been discovered in a flat in Munich, a news report said Sunday. Investigators, the media and experts familiar with the case are speculating whether there might be more… Read More

Shows

Vienna Berlin: The Art of Two Cities – From Schiele to Grosz at the Berlinische Galerie

Vienna Berlin: The Art of Two Cities – From Schiele to Grosz at the Berlinische Galerie

Posted October 28th, 2013

Art History, Austria, Germany, Modernism, Shows

In their first major themed exhibition together, the Berlinische Galerie and the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere are showing key works of modern art from Vienna and Berlin ranging from the Secessions via Expressionism to New Objectivity. Masterpieces from both collections combine with lesser-known specimens to create… Read More

News

Jewish heirs want Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze back amid extortion claims

Jewish heirs want Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze back amid extortion claims

Posted October 18th, 2013

Art History, Austria, Modernism, News

VIENNA (AFP).- The family of a former Jewish art collector is demanding the restitution of a Gustav Klimt masterpiece that it claims was acquired by Austria after World War II under extortion. The family’s lawyer Marc Weber told the Austria Press Agency (APA) Wednesday that… Read More

Shows

Making Visible – Paul Klee at Tate Modern

Making Visible – Paul Klee at Tate Modern

Posted October 17th, 2013

Art History, Bauhaus, Modernism, Shows

Paul Klee (1879–1940) was one of the most renowned artists to work at the Bauhaus and was both a playful and a radical figure in European Modernism. His intense and intricate work will be the subject of a major new exhibition at Tate Modern from… Read More

Shows

Art & Textiles – Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present

Art & Textiles – Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present

Posted October 14th, 2013

Art History, Materials, Modernism, Shows

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present an exhibition on view 12 October 2013–2 March 2014. Nothing, no material, no technique is as capable of touching our sensual and mental existence so universally as textiles, particularly… Read More