Lis Beyer or Ise Gropius sitting on the B3 club chair by Marcel Breuer and wearing a mask by Oskar
Schlemmer and dress fabric by Beyer, c.1927. Herzogenrath, Berlin.
© Estate Erich Consemüller
Welcome to the September Issue of The Art Section!
In this issue of The Art Section I am pleased
to present an
article on the exhibition Bauhaus: Art as Life, which premiered at the Barbican
in London, UK written by our correspondent Anna Leung who is based there. I
have always admired the Bauhaus; overlays between art and design interest me
now more than ever. Stephanie Buhmann has written a spectacular piece on the
American artist John Newman. I remember John from when I was a young grad
student at Queens College in New York City, where he taught as an adjunct
faculty member early in his career. His presence was immediately felt and
valued by all who knew him, and I am so delighted that Stephanie proposed this
essay. And lastly I am equally delighted that our intern Arianna Mantas has conducted
an interview with the Australian street artist Miso. I discovered Miso last
year; her work makes it clear that street art can be elegant and use a
different language from the status quo.
I hope this fall proves to be a promising one and that The
Art Section can provide something you have not heard of or thought about before
but will pique your interest and contemplation.
All my best,
The Art Section