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BERLIN (AFP) –Willi Sitte, the former Communist East Germany’s top artist and a leading figure of the Socialist Realist style, died Saturday, his gallery said. Sitte was also a long-serving, high-ranking official in the Communist regime of the state that was dissolved and reunited in 1990 with West Germany. His closeness to the East German […]
BEESKOW, Germany, (AFP) – Piled-up, forgotten and gathering dust, 23,000 artworks from the former East Germany fill a vast warehouse 90 kilometres from Berlin, testimony to an oppressive past. From busts of Karl Marx to paintings glorifying the Heroes of Socialist Labour, this communist art in a rundown building formerly used to store animal feed […]
BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries will hold an auction of Americana, Travel, Natural History and Maps on February 24. The sale comprises nearly 550 lots of books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and ephemeral materials, providing an overview of the history, culture and societal development of the United States and the world at large. Absentee and Internet live […]
BERLIN (AP) – One of Germany’s most ambitious cultural projects, which will feature collections of African, Asian and other non-European art in a partial replica of a Prussian palace that was demolished by East Germany’s communist government after World War II, is opening to the public on Tuesday.