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A Massive Modernist MoMA Exhibition Is Coming to NGV

Dalí, Duchamp, Koons, Matisse, Mondrian, Picasso, Pollock. Gang's all here.
By Imogen Baker
June 02, 2016
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By Imogen Baker
June 02, 2016
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In huge art news, the National Gallery of Victoria has announced that a massive exhibition will be hitting our shores in June 2018, coming direct to us from New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Over 150 works from some of the most renowned modernist artists, sculptors, photographers, furniture designers, graphic designers and illustrators will be shipped over for the exhibition, named Masterworks from MoMA (literal and direct, we likey), showing exclusively at the NGV.

The exhibition will run from June 8 – October 7 2018 and feature pieces from seminal artists, including Paul Cézanne, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Edward Hopper, Jeff Koons, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Lyubov Popova, Mark Rothko and Vincent van Gogh. It's a big deal for the Australian art scene, as we often miss out on international blockbusters like this due to the logistics and cost of transporting priceless art halfway around the world. But not this time.

So which works are coming? In goes without saying MoMA has a world-famous collection of works to select from including Dali's The Persistence of Memory (arguably his most well-known piece), Pollock's infamously divisive drip painting Number 1A, Mondrian's controversial Compositions series and Vincent Van Gogh's outrageously famous The Starry Night. It's not clear exactly which pieces will travel with the exhibition but with this catalogue, expect masterpieces.

While 2018 is a distant dream right now, but modernist art lovers can get their fill this winter at the NGV's epic Degas exhibition, which starts on June 24.

Masterworks from MoMA will show at the NGV International, ground level, from June 8 - October 7 2018.

Image: Salvador Dali, The Persistence of Memory, WikiArt.

Published on June 02, 2016 by Imogen Baker
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