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Modernism

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Book Shorts

This book makes an arresting argument for the foundations of modern art

The Hamburger Kunsthalle’s exhibition catalogue groups Tiepolo, Fragonard and Goya as forerunners of Modernism

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Book Shorts

This little book will help the Scottish Colourists find further fame south of the border

Well known between the two World Wars, the four French-trained artists are slowly coming back into critical attention

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Book Shorts

A Southern belle with a range of painterly styles is bought to the fore in this thorough book

Dusti Bongé was an artist who lived and worked in the Deep South and who was a versatile, if little known, artist

Auctions

Hammer Time: Christie's Impressionist and Modern evening sale November 2019

In our new video series, deputy art market editor Margaret Carrigan recaps the highlights of New York's billion-dollar auction week

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MoMA expansion 2019

What art world figures think of MoMA's $450m makeover

Curators and dealers perceive a “new metabolism” in the permanent collection galleries

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MoMA expansion 2019

'Art history isn’t the neat package you think it is': first look at MoMA's $450m expansion

How the New York museum has remixed its unrivalled collection ahead of its 21 October re-opening

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Exhibitions

Thoroughly Modern Maharaja: how an Indian prince amassed one of the world’s greatest interwar design collections

Paris exhibition includes furniture by Eileen Gray, sculptures by Constantin Brancusi and photographs by Man Ray

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Art market

Decorative arts market report: The field is booming, fuelled by museum buying and style-hounds

"Sold to the person in the Prada suit"

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Book Shorts

This catalogue succinctly surveys Leon Kossoff’s London life paintings

Cityscapes and portraits, along with his Old Master transcriptions, feature in this book that accompanies an exhibition at Lodnon's Piano Nobile Gallery

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Conservation & Preservation

Eileen Gray’s and Le Corbusier’s architectural gems reopen after extensive restoration

A Modernist villa and hut in the south of France feature wall paintings by Le Corbusier

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Conservation & Preservation

The Getty Conservation Institute maps out a plan to preserve the Eames House

The Los Angeles Modernist home was designed and lived in by Charles and Ray Eames

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Germany

New Berlin exhibition exposes Emil Nolde’s Nazi ties

Show at the Hamburger Bahnhof explores how the German artist hid behind Hitler's "degenerate" label

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Museums & Heritage

Weimar—birthplace of Bauhaus—opens new museum dedicated to the influential design school

On the same day, the nearby Neues Museum Weimar will open a new permanent exhibition on early Modernism

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Books

Frida Kahlo's letters conceal nothing and reveal nothing

Kahlo’s communications with her mother are unsurprisingly banal

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Exhibitions

More to Viennese Modernism than Klimt and Schiele: new show on forgotten female artists

Organisers had to delve deep into the Belvedere archives and visit artist's descendants to assemble the exhibition

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Bauhaus

Bauhaus is 100 years old in 2019—but which one are we celebrating?

The German school, one of the crucibles of Modernism, was a complex entity

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Bauhaus

Germany celebrates 100 years of Bauhaus with a bonanza of museum openings and exhibitions

From newly conserved buildings and puppet shows to virtual-reality installations and ballet, across the country the German school is finally getting its due

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Exhibitions

Feminist photographer Anne Brigman rediscovered in Nevada Art Museum show

The artist, once championed by Alfred Stieglitz, fell into obscurity after her death in 1950

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Art history

Reliving the dawn of Modernism in India

An art historian explores the importance of the pathbreaking Progressive Artists’ Group, the focus of an exhibition opening at Asia Society

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Digital Age

The digital age meets design classics at Design Miami

Galleries test the market for innovation, but there is also a wealth of Modernism on show

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Tate Britain

Exhibition explores the avant-garde aspects of the conservative Pre-Raphaelites

The Pre-Raphaelite movement was conservative: “back to the future” might well have been its motto

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Antiquities & Archaeology

An exploration of the impact of archaeology on modernism: Knossos in myth and interpretation

The Concrete Labyrinth

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Corcoran Gallery and College of Art and Design

Washington DC. Corcoran’s future remains uncertain

The institution hopes a $2m V&A blockbuster exhibition of modernist design will draw visitors and sponsors

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Collectors

Russian billionaires are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on art. None of them has spoken to the press about what drives their collecting—until now

Russian collector Pyotr Aven shows his hand

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Collectors

Collector Bob Rubin's proves passion for Prouvé in $1 million restoration

The artist’s Maison Tropicale is on show this month at Yale

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Kunstmuseum Basel

Top Swiss collection of Modernist art on long-term loan to the Kunstmuseum Basel

Up until this point, the works were in the custody of a foundation established by the Im Obersteg family subsequent to their purchase

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Colonial art

Roger Benjamin's study into the colonial relationship between Modernism and Orientalism

This study investigates how North African artists were influenced by French artists—and vice versa

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Exhibitions

Le Corbusier before Le Corbusier: exhibition focuses on the formative years of experimentation

The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts Design and Culture

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Books

John Richardson's "Sacred monsters, sacred masters", a vision of the idiosyncratic personalities that left their mark on the art world

John Richardson’s insights into the great artists and collectors of the last century

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Ludwig Museum

All eyes on the collectors as Cologne's Ludwig Museum opens after renovation

The refurbished and extended Ludwig Museum has opened, with hundreds of Picassos on display and a colour-coded system for requesting sponsorship

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Books

Books: Absence in art and the absent Kapoor artwork in analyses of nothing

The evergreen aesthetic attraction of nothingness is explored and Anish Kapoor’s book replaces a vanished work

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American Museums

The once and future MoMA: The museum's double role plays out across two exhibitions

Across two venues MoMA presents one exhibition examining the past, while a collaboration on another focuses on the future of art

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Art dealers

Diary of a dealer: the American Modernism dealer, Hollis Taggart

Rising prices and increasing prestige for certain artists as collectors awake to Modernism’s sleepers

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Auction Report

London auction report: Sotheby’s and Christie’s last month show strong performances for Impressionists in London

Many new, middle-aged, collectors, say Christie’s

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Commercial galleries

What's on in New York: Degas, Dow and Diego

Also on show are pastel landscapes at Artemis and high-tech furniture at Barry Friedman

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Books

Books: Modernism behind the Iron Curtain and in wartime Paris

The progress of Modernism in the Communist States and the response of the French Avant-garde to World War I are examined in these two books

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Books

Books: Wyndham Lewis and the art of modern war

This collection positions Lewis as an “anti-war war artist”

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Books

Books: The market muscles its way back onto the agenda, with Bacon and the body keeping pace

Mammon’s shrine in the groves of academe

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Art Basel

What’s on beyond Art Basel this summer

Exploring Basel commercial galleries; from Classic Modernists to new contemporaries

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Collectors

Collector profile: Raymond Nasher, the world’s biggest private collector of modern sculpture

The shopping-mall millionare has been wooed by museums all over the world, but Dallas looks set to benefit from generosity in the great American tradition

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Exhibitions

Elizabeth Murray curates MoMA exhibition of women Modernist artists

This feminist show is the fifth of the museum's artist-curated exhibitions drawn from the permanent collection

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Exhibitions

Italy turns to Modernism as Warhol goes on show in Rome and Florence galleries are revitalised

Beautiful art in the Beautiful Country