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Out of Chaos

Ben Uri, 100 Years in London

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Ben Uri Gallery The London Jewish Museum of Art
Published: 27th Jul 2015
Dimensions: w 244mm h 284mm d 28mm
Weight: 1785g
ISBN-10: 0900157534
ISBN-13: 9780900157530
Barcode No: 9780900157530
Synopsis
Celebration of the remarkable century of Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, from humble beginnings in London's East End in 1915 to a fully-fledged mainstream art museum, under its banner 'Art, Identity and Migration', this publication vividly illustrates rarely-seen masterworks from its collection by some of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, including Soutine, Chagall, Auerbach, Bomberg, Kitaj and Kossoff. Further highlights include the 'Whitechapel Boys'; Les Peintres Juifs de L'Ecole de Paris, Official War artists from both conflicts; mid-century emigres influencing the direction of the arts, and contemporary artists making ground-breaking work across new media. This unique collection, primarily of artists born into the Jewish faith, many shaping modern British, European and American art history, represents a distinct visual survey of artistic and social life in Britain and the cultural heritage of British Jewry. A range of texts provides a fascinating context for a collection born 'Out of Chaos'.

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