Impressionism & Modern Art
Perhaps no artist did more to eviscerate the demure academicism of the 19th-century nude painting than Egon Schiele. His drawings, gouaches, and watercolors of spindly, ephebic prostitutes engaged in various acts of masturbation can be — and have...
Juliette Soulez, ARTINFO France
WHAT: “Edward Hopper”WHEN: October 10 – January 28, 2013WHERE: Grand Palais, ParisWHY THIS SHOW MATTERS: The iconic American artist is seen through a French lens in this Paris show, which has been organized by Pompidou Center assistant director Didier...
Kate Deimling, ARTINFO France
The Camp des Milles, a former tile factory outside Aix-en-Provence in southern France, held over 10,000 foreigners and Jewish refugees between 1939 and 1942, and shipped many of the prisoners to Germany by train, with 2,000 being sent to Auschwitz. After...
Céline Piettre, ARTINFO France
With “1912 – Mission Moderne,” on view through December 30, the Wallraf-Richartz Museum has given itself an ambitious mission: to recreate the “Sonderbund” exhibition of 1912 that brought together the biggest names in European modernism, from Van Gogh to...
Tate Modern has revealed the details of a major exhibition of Roy Lichtenstein's work — the most comprehensive ever dedicated to this key figure of Pop Art. Co-curated with The Art Institute of Chicago, where it premiered last spring, "Lichtenstein: A...
Judd Tully, Art+Auction
As the wider Impressionist and modern market slowly withers on the auction vine — the victim of a paucity of first-rate material — the international market for Surrealism has started to sizzle. Interest in the erotically preoccupied mid-century movement...
WHAT: “A Visual Essay on Gutai at 32 East 69th Street”WHEN: September 12-October 27WHERE: Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69th Street, New York.WHY THIS SHOW MATTERS: In this monumental exhibition, Hauser & Wirth will survey the 12 members of the...
Coline Milliard, ARTINFO UK
It is easy to forget how radical some artistic movements were when they have become the standard stuff of history books. Opening at Tate Britain next Wednesday, a new exhibition gathering over 150 Pre-Raphaelite works reaffirms how progressive the Brotherhood...
WHAT: “Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949-1960.”WHEN: June 8-September 12WHERE: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, New York.WHY THIS SHOW MATTERS: Inspired by, and named for, French art critic...
Francis Bacon's tortured figures might allude to more than his own conflicted psyche. In a book that will be published by Tate later this month, Martin Hammer suggests that the British painter also drew heavily on Nazi photographs found in books and magazines...
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