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Mauricio Lasansky:  Thematic Retrospectives

The Nazi Drawings


The following "tour" of The Nazi Drawings is taken from the text and images of the The Nazi Drawings, a catalogue published on the occasion of the premiere exhibition of The Nazi Drawings held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1967. During the same year the exhibition traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines, Iowa. These drawings by Mauricio Lasansky were subsequently exhibited at the Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City (1969); The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City (1970); and Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania (1974).

Through an extended loan agreement with the Richard S. Levitt Foundation of Des Moines, The University of Iowa Museum of Art is the repository for The Nazi Drawings. When they are not on tour, the drawings are housed in a special gallery of the University Museum.

This series of drawings, in preparation over a period of five years, was completed in the summer of 1966. The images are arranged in the tour sequentially. The text that accompanies the tour is drawn from Professor Edwin Honig's original text created for the exhibition catalogue. In addition, the on-line tour includes the three panel "Triptych" completed in 1967 (which appears between drawings #29 and #30).

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