With the Soul of a Tanagra PotterIn early 1954, a eulogy for Moissey Kogan was published in the Jewish Quarterly.* Its author was the art dealer from Hamburg, Gustave Delbanco. He lamented the fact that nothing had been done - no obituary had been published, and no memorial exhibition had been held - to mark … Continue reading With the Soul of a Tanagra Potter
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
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
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
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!
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