MUNCH & German Expressionism 2013
May 6 – June 28, 2013
MUNCH & German Expressionism, in association with the prestigious Galerie Thomas, Munich, will be at David Tunick, 19 East 66th Street, New York, NY, from May 6th through June 28th, 2013.
Munch developed his highly personal style during his formative years in Kristiania (Oslo). By the 1890’s and in the next two decades he created the iconic images that have become widely known. The exhibition will feature a muted, powerful impression of Vampire II, a combination woodcut and lithograph started by Munch in 1895 that he re-made in variants over a period of 20 years, ours probably the culminating version from 1916; two variants of On the Bridge, the 1912/13 lithograph – the first, a brilliant hand-colored impression, and the second, a haunting impression in black ink on gray paper; two versions of the artist’s full-face poignant Self Portrait in lithography (1895/1906)- one with an x-ray skeletal arm below, the other without the arm; and several other well-known subjects in drawing, etching, woodcut, and drypoint, including Adolescence, Moonlight by the Sea, and Death and the Woman.
German Expressionist (and related) works will include a watercolor with chalk, pen, and oil on paper from 1923 by Paul Klee, The Singer L. as Fiordiligi, presumably a portrait of Lily Lehmann in the Mozart opera, “Cosi fan tutte”; a watercolor from 1932 by Oskar Schlemmer entitled Unterweisung (Instruction), executed the year the Breslau Academy was shut down by emergency decree; Marsh Landcape and Farmhouses, a brooding watercolor by Emil Nolde (1920/25) depicting a menacing autumn sky; and a Self Portrait color woodcut by Erich Heckel from 1919 in an early proof before the published edition.