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Max Beckmann in New York

Rewald, Sabine
148 pages
40 illustrations
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In December 1950, the German Expressionist Max Beckmann set out from his Manhattan apartment to see his Self-Portrait in Blue Jacket, on view at The Met, when he suffered a fatal heart attack. Inspired by the poignant circumstances of the artist’s death, Max Beckmann in New York focuses on 40 beautifully illustrated works that Beckmann painted in the city during the last 16 months of his life, as well as earlier works in New York collections. An informative and accessible essay by art historian Sabine Rewald, as well as detailed catalogue entries for each work and generous excerpts from the artist’s letters, diaries, and ephemera, illuminate Beckmann’s difficult and tumultuous life and make this an essential volume for anyone interested in the artist.

Midtown Manhattan Seen from Weehawken, New Jersey, Andreas Feininger  American, born France, Gelatin silver print
ca. 1945, printed ca. 1970
[The El at the Bowery], Berenice Abbott  American, Gelatin silver print
1936, printed later
Flatiron in Summer, Rudy Burckhardt  American, born Switzerland, Gelatin silver print
1948, printed 1975
[Flophouse Entrance on the Bowery with Man Seated on Stoop, New York City], Walker Evans  American, Film negative
September 1934
Hardware Store, 316-318 Bowery, Manhattan, Berenice Abbott  American, Gelatin silver print
Vaudeville Act (Quappi), Max Beckmann  German, Oil on canvas
1934 and 1937
The Beginning, Max Beckmann  German, Oil on canvas
Study for “The Argonauts”, Max Beckmann  German, Ink on paper

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Walter, Emily, Sabine Rewald, Gero von Boehm, Max Beckmann, and Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), eds. 2016. Max Beckmann in New York. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.