The exhibition “Sascha Wiederhold. Rediscovery of a Forgotten Artist” shows works by this unknown artist in a solo presentation for the first time in almost half a century and is the first solo museum exhibition ever. Wiederhold (1904-1962) began painting in 1924 and belonged to the circle of Herwarth Walden’s Berlin gallery “Der Sturm”. During the National Socialist era, he stopped painting and worked as a bookseller. Only a few of Wiederhold’s works have survived; more than 50 paintings and drawings are on display in the cabinet of the New National Gallery.
Wiederhold’s pictorial world consists of wildly swirling shapes and patterns as well as intense colours, with the large-format paintings conveying an almost psychedelic visual experience …
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Image above: Sascha Wiederhold, Archer, 1928, oil on cardboard on canvas, 204 x 240 cm, National Museums in Berlin, National Gallery, acquired 2021 by the Ernst von Siemens Art Foundation, Photo: Galerie Brockstedt © Sebastian Schobbert © Legal Successor Sascha Wiederhold