Building an Archive for Moissey Kogan

Moissey Kogan working on a tapestry in his studio with bookshelves and sculptures behind

Building an Archive for Moissey Kogan  Today is Moissey Kogan's 143th birthday. To celebrate, we would like to remind you of our efforts towards building an archive of material related to Kogan's life, career and oeuvre. Please see our new webpage dedicated to the Moissey Kogan Archive. Our aim in building an archive for Moissey … Continue reading Building an Archive for Moissey Kogan

. . . let him speak now, or forever hold his silence

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… let him speak now, or forever hold his silence, let him explain obvious things— how flames descend on lovers’ shoulders, how despair, like a butcher, is scooping the world’s entrails onto the morning cobblestones of a September city, let him speak now, while it’s still possible to at least save somebody, to at least … Continue reading . . . let him speak now, or forever hold his silence

Old Collections and a Seasonal Gift

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Old Collections 2021 has been a very gratifying year, in which works by Moissey Kogan have emerged from several old collections. In many cases, the present owners have lodged their collections with the Moissey Kogan Catalogue Raisonné Project, for which we are extremely grateful. Collectors' submissions represent very important contributions to research and, ultimately, to … Continue reading Old Collections and a Seasonal Gift

Recording of ‘Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz’

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Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz. Moissey Kogan (1879-1943)   For anyone who was unable to attend our director, Helen Shiner's talk yesterday, 4 August 2021, for the Fritz Ascher Society, New York: Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz. Moissey Kogan (1879-1943), as part of its series, Fight or Flight: Stories of Artists under Repression, … Continue reading Recording of ‘Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz’

A talk for the Fritz Ascher Society

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Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz and Beyond. Moissey Kogan (1879-1943) Just to remind you about our director, Helen Shiner's forthcoming online talk, Sculpting the Light: Avant-Garde to Auschwitz and Beyond. Moissey Kogan (1879-1943), for the Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art as part of its monthly series, Flight or Fight. Stories of Artists … Continue reading A talk for the Fritz Ascher Society

1929: a Highpoint of Visibility and Success

1929: a Highpoint of Visibility and Success On 24 May 1929, Moissey Kogan celebrated his 50th birthday. A few days later, he received a letter addressed to him in Paris from one of his key patrons, Max Sauerlandt, the director of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, congratulating him on the resurgence of his … Continue reading 1929: a Highpoint of Visibility and Success

Moissey Kogan at the Museum de Wieger

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Moissey Kogan at the Museum de Wieger   A number of sculptures by Moissey Kogan is currently featured in a show at the Museum de Wieger, Deurne in the Netherlands. The exhibition, entitled Van Armando tot Zadkine. Collectie Lex en Leonie van de Haterd, is being held to mark the retirement of museum curator, Lex … Continue reading Moissey Kogan at the Museum de Wieger

Season’s Greetings

  Season's Greetings   Wishing all our followers and subscribers a wonderful festive season despite all that 2020 has thrown at us. May 2021 bring you happiness, peace, renewed health, and all success.   Thank you for your continued support of, and interest in, the Moissey Kogan Catalogue Raisonné Project. We greatly appreciate it.   … Continue reading Season’s Greetings

Provenance issues in the work of Moissey Kogan

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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

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