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»Photography is my work - watercolors are my pearls.«
With city views of Berlin, Efraim Habermann became known to a broad public as a photographer in the 1960s. His works are characterized early on by a distinctive, concise style and unusual perspectives. Today, after a 50-year creative phase, he has an extensive body of photographic work, consistently in black and white, with numerous series from Israel, Venice and Berlin, still lifes, portraits and photographic collages. Habermann's »pearls«, his mostly constructivist watercolors, geometric forms in strong colors, finely balanced into a postcard-sized composition, seem almost like a commentary on his own conception of the image. An extensive exhibition of works from the artist's private archive can now be seen in Berlin from mid-February.
The world in pastel
With simple portraits and landscapes in pastel, the Swiss painter Nicolas Party succeeded in rising to the top of the art league. The former graffiti artist captivates with universal themes and used the pandemic for monumental projects.
Uncanny everyday life
From 12,000 to 1.5 million US dollars in two years: The painting Summertime (2020) catapulted Anna Weyant into the top league of the art world. She is the youngest artist in the Gagosian Gallery, and the waiting list for her works includes several hundred names. She is the Rising Star of the year.
Lucien Smith's new career in the country
Montauk, a village in the USA with 4,000 inhabitants nicknamed »The End«. This is the home of the artist Lucien Smith, who ten years ago shook up the New York art scene as a »wunderkind«. But it is not yet the end for him. In rural surroundings, Smith finds new creativity: »For the first time, I feel like a real artist.«
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One Hundred Gifts
Georg Baselitz is entering the collections of the Albertina in Vienna and the Morgan Library in New York with a donation of 100 works on paper - not sketches, but autonomous drawings. The significance of this medium for the oeuvre of the contemporary painter, sculptor, and graphic artist will be revealed by the Viennese museum from June 7 in Georg Baselitz. 100 Drawings.