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Degenerate Art: Exhibition at the Neue Galerie and my Family

In addition to its Jews, gypsies, mentally ill, and gays, Nazi Germany decided to rid its homeland of the “alleged horrors” perpetrated by its own writers and artists. Specially chosen “experts” plundered Germany’s museums and private collections and confiscated, sold … Continue reading

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In 1970 or so my husband and I went to B. Altman, the venerable Fifth Avenue department store, to view remarkably inexpensive sculptures assembled from old farm implements designed by William Heise, a sculptor from Vermont. It was rather early on … Continue reading

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Kandinsky and His Kaleidoscope of Colors

One of the pictures that decorated my bedroom way back in Hanover, Germany, was a concentric blue and black circle accompanied by triangles, squares, and straight and wiggly lines that look like the mast of a sailboat. Much later I … Continue reading

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The Armory Show at a Hundred

If there was one past event that I am sorry to have missed, it is the International Exposition of Modern Art, now known as the Armory Show, which ran from February 17 until March 15 1913. My regret is that … Continue reading

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Inventing Abstraction: How a Radical Idea Changed Modern Art

Fittingly, New York’s Museum of Modern Art opened the centennial exhibition of Inventing Abstraction before the end of 2012. It is a very handsome show, full of varied and vigorous pictures celebrating a new medium that since has swept the … Continue reading

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