Go See: Max Beckmann exhibit ‘Self Portrait With Horn’ at Neue Galerie in NYC, through September 1

August 12th, 2008

Self-Portrait With Horn, Max Beckmann (1938) via NYTimes

The Upper East Side gallery, Neue Galerie of modern German and Austrian art has put together an exhibition focused around Self-Portrait With Horn (1938), by German Expressionist Max Beckmann. The exhibition also includes two other works by Beckmann, as well as other portraits and self-portraits from various artists of that era, such as Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Christian Schad. The famous Beckmann portrait was painted in 1938, right after the artist relocated in Amsterdam after fleeing Nazi Germany. Art historian, Jill Lloyd, has prepared a complete catalogue for the exhibition that will be available for purchase. The exhibition at Neue Galerie will be on view until September 1.

The Mythic Imagination of Beckmann in Exile [NYTimes]
Max Beckmann, ‘Self Portrait with Horn’ [Neue Galerie]
The Ring of Truth: ‘Max Beckmann: Self-Portrait With Horn’ and A Persecuted Artist’s Call for Help [NYSun]
Max Beckmann: Self-Portrait with Horn [Artinfo]
Max Beckmann: Self-Portrait with Horn [Flavorpill]

Self-Portrait in front of a red curtain, Max Beckmann (1923)
Born in 1884, Max Beckmann was just over 50 when he painted his Self-Portrait With Horn. About a decade later, he moved to the U.S. to pursue a teaching career at Washington University in St. Louis, and later taught at the Brooklyn Museum.

Self-Portrait With Horn holds certain significance due to the political story connected to it, and the way it contrasts his earlier depictions of himself and his lifestyle.

Semi-Nude, Otto Dix (1926) via Neue Galerie

Portrait of John Forste, George Grosz (1926) via Neue Galerie

Two Girls, Christian Schad (1928)