Adam Gopnik on De Chirico and Man Ray’s Premonitions of Modernity

28 October | New York

In this video, join essayist and New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik in an exploration of two masterpieces from the early twentieth century: Giorgio De Chirico’s “Il Pomeriggio di Arianna (Ariadne’s Afternoon)” and Man Ray’s “Black Widow (Nativity).” Both painted near the outset of the first world war, these works not only capture the effusive zeitgeist of their age but prefigure the aesthetic movements that would come to characterize modern art. Making their auction debut, “Il Pomeriggio di Arianna (Ariadne’s Afternoon)”and “Black Widow (Nativity)” will be offered as highlights of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York. (28 October | New York)

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