The origins of Modernism will be discussed in a brunch and panel event on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Janet Lehr Fine Arts Gallery in East Hampton, NY. The discussion is tied to a current show on modern art that includes art by Willem de Kooning, Charles Demuth, Richard Avedon, Man Ray, Joseph Stella, Perle Fine, Milton Avery, John Graham, Marsden Hartley and many others.

"Who, What & How of Moderns: The Two Poles of Photography and Painting" will be explored by Artcritical publisher David Cohen, art historian and professor Joan Marter and historic photography expert and gallerist Janet Lehr. Panelists will be joined by surprise guests to discuss the relationship between photography and painting and the rise of Modernism. Brunch begins at noon with the panel beginning at 1 p.m.

The brunch and panel are free but reservations are requested and can be made by calling 631-324-3303 or emailing JanetLehr@JanetLehrInc.com.

The talk will also examine the premise underlying the gallery’s current exhibition “The Triumph of American Modernism” which introduces the concept that Alvin Langdon Coburn’s 1910 photographs of Pittsburgh Steel Mills first presented the concept of American modernism through art. The show includes two of Coburn’s photographs, Pillars of Smoke, Pittsburgh, c. 1910, and Jones and Laughlin Steel Mill (Close up), Pittsburgh, c. 1910, as exhibition anchors.

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Pillars of Smoke, Pittsburgh by Alvin Langdon Coburn, c. 1910. Platinum print witih silver wash, 8.5 x 10.875 inches. Courtesy Janet Lehr Fine Arts.

Pillars of Smoke, Pittsburgh by Alvin Langdon Coburn, c. 1910. Platinum print witih silver wash, 8.5 x 10.875 inches. Courtesy Janet Lehr Fine Arts.

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"Jones and Laughlin Steel Mill (Close up), Pittsburgh," c 1910. Platinum print with silver wash, 8.5 x 10.875 inches. Courtesy Janet Lehr Fine Arts.

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“The Triumph of American Modernism” presents a near-survey of American Modernism from the 1900s through Abstract Expressionism in the last 20th century. Featuring a selection of paintings, drawings and photography, the exhibition presents art by Richard Avedon, Milton Avery, Oscar Bluemner, Ilya Bolotowsky, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Ralston Crawford, Willem de Kooning, Edwin Dickinson, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Perle Fine, John Graham, Marsden Hartley, Alfred Maurer, Man Ray, Morgan Russell, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Morton Schamberg, Niles Spencer, Joseph Stella and Abraham Walkowitz.

The exhibition is an important one and establishes modern art’s relevance as a vibrant art form that continues to captivate art lovers and collectors.

“Modern art has a continuing presence in the Hamptons art scene with the Parrish recently presenting a solo show of John Graham; through the art exhibited from their collection in their permanent galleries and to the current show on Photorealism,” Lehr said. “Janet Lehr Inc. and Vered Gallery have persistent presented modern works and explored modernism in its current meaning and interactions with today and not just as historical fact.”

Highlights of “The Triumph of American Modernism” include super-rare, wonderful Albert Pinkham Ryder and Marsden Hartley plus paintings from Alvin Langdon Coburn and Charles Demuth through Perle Fine.

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"Chez Prunier (Still Life with Seven Fish)" by Marsden Hartley c.1924. Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 3/4 inches. Courtesy Janet Lehr Fine Arts.

"Chez Prunier (Still Life with Seven Fish)" by Marsden Hartley c.1924. Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 3/4 inches. Courtesy Janet Lehr Fine Arts.

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"Composition" by Perle Fine, 1950. Sand and oil painting, 55.5 x 37.5 inches. Courtesy of Janet Lehr Fine Arts.

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Particularly fresh are New York cityscapes by Abraham Walkowitz (New York Cityscape with Brooklyn Bridge, 1911 and New York Cityscape as Seen Thru Bridge, 1913), and Joseph Stella’s Study of New York Interpreted, c 1920.

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"New York Cityscape with Brooklyn Bridge" by Abraham Walkowitz, 1911. Pencil on paper 10.5 x 8 inches. Courtesy Janet Lehr Fine Arts.

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"Who, What & How of Moderns: The Two Poles of Photography and Painting panelist David Cohen is an art critic, art historian and the editor and publisher of ArtCritical, an online magazine of art and ideas. Joan Marter is a recently retired distinguished Professor of Art History at Rutgers University and editor of Women’s Art Journal.

Janet Lehr has assisted both private clients and major museums internationally in the acquisition of meaningful art works. She has expertise in both American Modernism, Realism and Abstract Expressionism and photography from the 19th and 20th centuries. She has assisted in building photography collections for prestigious European and American institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art and others.

A long-standing partner for the former Vered Gallery, Lehr recently re-launched Janet Lehr Inc. as Janet Lehr Fine Arts with the gallery remaining in is well-known location of 68 Park Place in East Hampton and by appointment in New York City. www.janetlehrinc.com.

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"Morning Workout" by Avery Milton, 1955. Watercolor and gouache, 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Janet Lehr Fine Arts.

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BASIC FACTS: "Who, What & How of Moderns: The Two Poles of Photography and Painting" will take place on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Janet Lehr Fine Arts, 68 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937 (located in the Starbucks passageway). The brunch starts at noon with the panel beginning at 1 p.m. Free admission but reservations are requested by calling 631-324-3303 or emailing JanetLehr@JanetLehrInc.com.

“The Triumph of American Modernism” remains on view through September 3, 2017 at Janet Lehr Fine Arts, 68 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937 (located in the Starbucks passageway). www.janetlehrinc.com

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