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Gopnik's Daily Pic: East Berlin at Edison Place

By Blake Gopnik

The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at

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Daily Pic: A 1987 photo of what was then East Berlin, by Gerald Adam Hahn. The most striking thing about Hahn's suite of images of Berlin before the Wall came down is that they look as though they could date to before it went up, in 1961. They are by far the most striking works in a show called "Breakthrough!," at Edison Place Gallery, that highlights work by former East Germans. Hans Scheib's drypoints of communist apparatchiks, done in a vintage expressionist style worthy of Weimar, also seemed cogent and potent.

By Blake Gopnik  | October 6, 2010; 11:01 AM ET
Categories:  Blake Gopnik, Galleries  | Tags:  Daily Pic  
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