Robin Pogrebin reports on the soon-to-open show of Kichner sketches that are being shown at Galerie St. Etienne both during the ADAA’s Art Show next week and then later in the month at the gallery itself:
The works belonged to the financier Robert Lehman, who died in 1969, and are among the few in his extensive collection that were not acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (although they were, until recently, on extended loan to the museum).
Mr. Lehman’s family is now selling 30 pieces, which focus on Kirchner’s development as a draftsman from 1905 through his Swiss exile in the 1920s. Mr. Lehman purchased the works as a group in 1959 from a German dealer, who obtained them from the artist’s estate.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Finally Gets a Hopper (The New York Times)