Published: March 2, 2010
On Thursday, March 11, Neue Galerie New York will open “Otto Dix,” the first solo museum exhibition of works by German artist Otto Dix held in North America.
The exhibition will run through August 30 before traveling to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, where it will be on view September 20⁊anuary 2.
The show will contain more than 100 masterpieces from the United States, Canada and Europe, and will fill all the exhibition spaces in the museum.
“Otto Dix is without any doubt one of the greatest German artists of the Twentieth Century, said Ronald S. Lauder, president of Neue Galerie. “His unidealized depictions capture the spirit of the Weimar age, and remain relevant today.”
More than almost any other German painter, Dix and his works have profoundly influenced the popular notion of the Weimar Republic. His paintings were among the most graphic visual representatives of that period, exposing with unsparing and wicked wit the instability and contradictions of the time.
This exhibition will include the paintings that Dix is best known for †paintings from the so-called “golden Weimar years” †but to contextualize them, it will also include Dix’s work from the early 1920s, as well as his later more allegorical work, produced as veiled protest against the Third Reich.
The exhibition is organized by Dr Olaf Peters, professor of modern art history and art theory at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany. A fully illustrated catalog, published by Prestel, will accompany the exhibition.
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