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(GAN - provenance) - Katalog der XXVI. Ausstellung der Berliner Secession Berlin 1913. II. Auflage.


Berlin, Verlag der "Ausstellungshaus am Kurfürstendamm" G.m.b.H., 1913. 8vo. 80 pp. + 48 black & white plates on 24 leaves + [18] pp. of ads. With a plan of the exhibition venue, a catalogue of 273 exhibited works, an index of exhibitors and a list of members of the Berliner Secession. 19 illustrations in text by Emil Orlik, Max Oppenheimer, Ernst Barlach, Max Slevogt and others. Among the exhibits were works by Cezanne, van Gogh, Renoir, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Lovis Corinth, Slevogt, Liebermann, Max Beckmann, E.R. Weiss, Pechstein, Max Oppenheimer and others.


Publisher’s half cloth, a little worn and stained but sound, title-page browned. Ownership inscription on front fly-leaf of Swedish artist Gösta Adrian-Nilsson (GAN, 1884-1965) dated June 27, 1913.


Only five Swedish modernist artists of major significance went to Berlin in the years 1910-25, GAN being the only one to study in Berlin before the war of 1914-18. He arrived there in February of 1913, stayed until 1914 and was described as a ”Schriftsteller” (writer) in a certificate issued by the Swedish embassy. ”His encounter with city life in Berlin and the avant-garde art at Der Sturm was a turning-point in GAN’s life” (Jan Torsten Ahlstrand, ”Berlin and the Swedish Avant-Garde - GAN, Nell Walden, Viking Eggeling, Axel Olson and Bengt Österblom”, in A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1900-1925 (2012), p. 202.

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