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Exhibition Detail
Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019


December 23rd, 2012 - April 15th, 2013
Opening: 
December 23rd, 2012 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
 
Localization of Graphic Motifs II, František KupkaFrantišek Kupka,
Localization of Graphic Motifs II,
1912–13, Oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 76 3/8" (200 x 194 cm), frame: 78 3/4 x 76 3/8" (200 x 194 cm)
© Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C
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In 1912, in several European cities, a handful of artists—Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia, and Robert Delaunay—presented the first abstract pictures to the public. Inventing Abstraction, 1910–25 celebrates the centennial of this bold new type of artwork, tracing the development of abstraction as it moved through a network of modern artists, from Marsden Hartley and Marcel Duchamp to Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, sweeping across nations and across media. The exhibition brings together many of the most influential works in abstraction’s early history and covers a wide range of artistic production, including paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, films, photographs, sound poems, atonal music, and non-narrative dance, to draw a cross-media portrait of these watershed years.


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