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In Bed with the Avant-garde: The Peggy Guggenheim Story / Interview with Francine Prose by David Ebony

David Ebony— An eccentric heiress with an all-consuming passion for avant-garde art and artists, Peggy Guggenheim (1898-1979) just happened to change the course of 20th-century art during her tumultuous lifetime. She befriended, sometimes bedded, and often financially supported some of the most important artists and writers of her day. She

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Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: An Interview with Tatiana Flores

  Published earlier this year, Tatiana Flores’s groundbreaking new book Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30! offers an insightful narrative about the early-20th-century movement that came to be known as the Mexican Renaissance.  Thanks to her extensive research in previously unpublished archival materials, she is able to paint a

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Tuesday Studio: Kurt Schwitters

Even for those who speak German, the word Merz may be difficult to translate. Coined in 1919 by the avant-garde artist Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948), Merz is more of an idea than an object; more of an approach to art than art itself. A truncated version of the German word for

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