Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Galerie St. Etienne's Art Market Report.

Max Beckmann: The Tall Man, 1921, etching on cream wove paper, worked over in ink.

Where Do We Go From Here?
“Capitalism is a hungry monster, and during its unopposed ascendancy over the past decades it gobbled up the art world.”
—Jane Kallir

Well before the coronavirus, it was evident that the art world had expanded beyond the limits of sustainability. The ascendancy of mega-dealers, art fairs and auction houses has shifted the focus from a pure love for the art itself to a display of money and glamour. The past few years have already seen a pushback against these market trend setters. Will our post-pandemic art world accelerate a much-needed reset?

Read Gallery Director Jane Kallir’s analysis in The Art Newspaper.

Egon Schiele: Death and Maiden (Man and Girl), 1915, oil on canvas. Collection Belvedere, Vienna. Photo: Johannes Stoll © Belvedere, Vienna.

Radiolab: Dispatches from 1918
Not widely reported during its peaks, the 1918 Spanish Flu has been referenced often of late as we consider our own future in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. In a segment with Radiolab producer Latif Nasser, Jane Kallir comments on Egon Schiele, a now-iconic figure whose art and life were deeply impacted by the pandemic.

Schiele was confronted in rapid succession with the tragic deaths of his mentor Gustav Klimt and his wife Edith, who was pregnant with their first child. Twenty-eight years old and at the height of his career, the Austrian artist channeled his grief into emotionally-charged portraits of Klimt and Edith, only to succumb to the flu himself on the day of his wife’s funeral. More than a century later, we can't help but speculate as to what could have been had Schiele survived.

Stream the episode here, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses: Bennington, 1945, oil on pressed wood. Collection Bennington Museum, Vermont, museum purchase, 1986.310. © Grandma Moses Properties Co., New York

The Life and Art of Grandma Moses

In celebration of their online exhibition Painting at Home with Grandma Moses, the Shelburne Museum will welcome Jane Kallir for a screening of her 2016 presentation The Life and Art of Grandma Moses on Tuesday, July 21 at 1:00pm EST. Kallir will join Shelburne Museum Director Thomas Denenberg for a live Q&A after the screening.

Tuesday, July 21, 1:00-2:00pm EST
Register now

Called "terrific" and "top-notch" by Sarah Douglas of ARTnewsTransitional Positions, our virtual exhibition guest curated by Eric Fischl, continues through September 11.

In light of the current public health crisis and in the interest of protecting the health of our staff and the public, the gallery is currently open by appointment only. Viewing hours for "Youth Style": Austrian & German Posters from the Merrill C. Berman Collection are Tuesday through Thursday, 11 AM to 5 PM.  Please schedule your visit in advance by emailing us at gallery@gseart.com.

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