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Gauguin: Metamorphoses

08 Tue Apr 2014

Gauguin: Metamorphoses


Paul Gauguin is famous for being the stockbroker who abandoned his middle-class life and family, running off and transforming his avocation as a Sunday painter into a full-blown mission (and changing the course of art history in the process). As important as painting obviously was to Gauguin, however, this exhibit argues that his efforts in printmaking and drawing were just as significant. The show collects some 130 examples of the artist's graphic works (along with a much smaller sampling of canvases and sculptural objects), with the aim of understanding this lesser-known aspect of his oeuvre.

Location: MoMA, 11 W 53rd St, between 5th and 6th Ave, NYC