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Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany : Slideshow

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Photo: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Cologne/Neue Galerie
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938). A Group of Artists (The Painters of the Brücke), 1925-26. Oil on canvas, 66 1/8 x 49 5/8 in. (168 x 126 cm). Museum Ludwig, Cologne

From the exhibition “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937,” on view at the Neue Galerie through June 30, 2014.

Photo: Jorge Bastos/Neue Galerie
Lasar Segall (1891-1957). Eternal Wanderers, 1919. Oil on canvas, 54 3/8 x 72 ½ in. (138 x 184 cm). Lasar Segall Museum, IBRAM/Ministry of Culture

From the exhibition “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937,” on view at the Neue Galerie through June 30, 2014.

© Ernst Barlach Haus – Stiftung Hermann F. Reemtsma, Hamburg/Neue Galerie
Ernst Barlach (1870-1937). The Beserker, 1910. Bronze, 21 ½ x 28 7/8 x 10 3/8 in. (54.5 x 73.4 x 26.4 cm).

From the exhibition “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937,” on view at the Neue Galerie through June 30, 2014.

© Neue Galerie New York. Gift of Leonard A. Lauder © 2014 Fondation Oskar Kokoschka/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ ProLitteris, Zürich/Neue Galerie
Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980). Poster with Self-Portrait for Der Sturm magazine, 1910. Colored lithograph, 26 3/8 x 17 5/8 in. (67 x 44.7 cm).

From the exhibition “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937,” on view at the Neue Galerie through June 30, 2014.

Neue Galerie
Max Beckmann (1884-1950.) Departure, Frankfurt 1932, Berlin 1933-35. Oil on canvas, 84 ¾ x 39 ¼ in. (215.3 x 99.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Given anonymously (by exchange)

From the exhibition “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937,” on view at the Neue Galerie through June 30, 2014.

Photo credit: bpk, Berlin/Art Resource, NY/Neue Galerie
Adolf Ziegler (1892-1959) The Four Elements: Fire (left wing), Earth and Water (center panel), Air (right wing), 1937

Oil on canvas, 66 7/8 x 106 ¼ in. (170 x 270 cm). Pinakothek der Moderne, Bayerische Staatsgemaeldesammlungen, Munich

From the exhibition “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937,” on view at the Neue Galerie through June 30, 2014.

Digital Image © 2014 The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/ Art Resource, NY © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Paul Klee (1879-1940). The Angler, 1921. Watercolor, transfer drawing and ink on paper, 18 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. (50.5 x 31.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. John S. Newberry Collection

From the exhibition “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937,” on view at the Neue Galerie through June 30, 2014.

Neue Galerie
Adolf Hitler and other Nazi officials (Hoffmann, Willrich, Hansen, and Ziegler) standing by the Dada wall at the “Entartete Kunst” (Degenerate Art) exhibition, July 16, 1937.

Paintings by Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Kurt Schwitters have been deliberately hung askew and are accompanied by a slogan penned by George Grosz. This photo was published in the Nationalist Observer, South German (Süddeutsche) issue, No. 199, July 18, 1937. Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Germany. bpk, Berlin, Art Resource, NY

From the exhibition “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937,” on view at the Neue Galerie through June 30, 2014.