Exciting discoveries and other news

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Exciting discoveries and other news   We are currently working on some very intriguing and significant research in relation to Moissey Kogan's work and life, which we hope to be able to share with you in the not-too-distant future. There is no question that persistence pays. Some things also come as lucky breakthroughs. More details, … Continue reading Exciting discoveries and other news

Provenance issues in the work of Moissey Kogan

Moissey Kogan, The Last Supper

Provenance issues in the work of Moissey Kogan One of the prime concerns for an editor of a catalogue raisonné is to establish which works purported to be by the artist are, in fact, lifetime works. There are various ways of doing this, some more technical than others, depending on the medium in question. The … Continue reading Provenance issues in the work of Moissey Kogan

Research in a time of confinement, and beyond

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A blog post in two parts:    Research in a time of confinement and  A sustainable future for the Moissey Kogan Catalogue Raisonné of Sculpture & Prints Project   1. Research in a time of confinement What scholar doesn't enjoy getting their teeth into a research challenge, particularly in these times of lockdown? Some while … Continue reading Research in a time of confinement, and beyond

The Dreamer, the Bohemian, the Vagabond, the Passionate Admirer of Female Beauty

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Homage to Moissey Kogan   Man konnte Kogan in verschiedenen Wesensarten erleben - als Träumer, als Bohémien, als Vagabund, als fanatischer Liebhaber weiblicher Schönheit. ("There were many sides to Kogan - the dreamer, the bohemian, the vagabond, the passionate admirer of female beauty." [1])   To mark the 77th anniversary of Moissey Kogan's death at … Continue reading The Dreamer, the Bohemian, the Vagabond, the Passionate Admirer of Female Beauty

Season’s Greetings to our followers

Kogan_Sitzende weibliche Akte

  Ihre Neujahrswünsche aufs herzlichste erwidert. Das Atelier hatte schon Frucht gebracht, noch vor Ende des alten Jahres sind 3 neue Arbeiten entstanden. Das neue Jahr wird ein Fruchtbares sein. Ich kann mich jetzt bewegen und Melodien anklingen. [...] Ich danke Ihnen vom Herzen für all das Güte, daß Sie für mich thun. Ihr in … Continue reading Season’s Greetings to our followers

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2019! We'd like to wish all our followers and readers a very Happy New Year. This is the start of an exciting new year for the Moissey Kogan Catalogue Raisonné Project and we hope to be able to make a series of major announcements in the near future. One of the core … Continue reading Happy New Year!

On the edge of the abyss

To mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht or Reichspogromnacht, I'm publishing here my translation of a passage from Sonja Gaze's autobiography, Die barfüßige Tänzerin [The bare-foot dancer]. Sonja Gaze was the married name of the Expressionist dancer and fashion model, Senta (Sonja) Kogan, Moissey Kogan's niece, to whom he was very close. Moissey Kogan had … Continue reading On the edge of the abyss

Work by Moissey Kogan to be featured in Berlin exhibition

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Frauentorso (Torso of a Woman), bronze, h. 34.7 cm, 1927, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg From 29 June 2018, the Kunsthaus Dahlem in Berlin will host an exhibition, Was war Europa (What was Europe), which will seek to partially recreate a major post-war exhibition, Werke europäischer Plastik, held in 1950 at the Haus der … Continue reading Work by Moissey Kogan to be featured in Berlin exhibition

‘Eine wundersame Begegnung’ – a memorial concert for Moissey Kogan

Moyssey Kogan, Primavera, bronze, 17 x 26 cm, 1907; illustrated in Otto Fischer, Das neue Bild, Munich: Delphin-Verlag, 1912, pl. XXVII; exhibited at the 2nd exhibition of the Neue Künstlervereinigung München, 1910; sole known copy held by Museum Folkwang Essen.  Eine wundersame Begegnung - Gedenkstunde für Moissey Kogan Seht da ein homo novus, ein Begnadeter, … Continue reading ‘Eine wundersame Begegnung’ – a memorial concert for Moissey Kogan

News today from Auschwitz

Today I received an e-mail from the Bureau for Former Prisoners at the Archive State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. In response to my request for information about whether it was possible to determine precisely when Moissey Kogan was killed at Auschwitz, they kindly wrote to inform me that, as I suspected, "during the evacuation and liquidation of … Continue reading News today from Auschwitz