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Otto Dix at Neue Galerie New York

First Posted: 07/06/10 10:31 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:00 PM ET

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WHO: Otto Dix

WHAT: Otto Dix

WHEN: March 11th - August 30th, 2010

WHERE: Neue Galerie New York
1048 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

WHY: “Otto Dix” is the first one-man museum exhibition of works by German artist Otto Dix ever held in North America. The show will contain more than 100 masterpieces from the United States, Canada, and Europe. It will run through August 30 at the Neue Galerie before travelling to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, where it will be on view from September 20, 2010 to January 2, 2011. The exhibition is organized by Dr. Olaf Peters, Professor of Modern Art History and Art Theory at the Martin-Luther- University Halle-Wittenberg. Dr. Peters is a distinguished scholar in the field of 20th-century German art. More than almost any other German painter, Otto 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 know 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.
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