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“BERLIN METROPOLIS: 1918-1933” AT THE NEUE GALERIE: NV

December 12, 2015

Tags: George Grosz, Ludwig Meidner, Christian Schad, Hannah Höch, Mies van der Rohe, Max Beckmann

Ludwig Meidner (1884-1966). I and the City, 1913. Oil on canvas, Private Collection.
When I worked on Time, editors who weren’t satisfied with stories that writers had written would order up “new versions,” known as “NVs.” Over the years, I have been exposed to several art-museum versions of Germany and/or Berlin during the Weimar Republic. The latest – and cheeriest – of these NVs is “Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933” at the Neue Galerie (through January 4, 2016). (more…)