Happy birthday, Kasimir Malevich!
The Guggenheim has curated an exhibition (currently in Berlin
and coming to New York in May) to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the birth of this Russian avant-garde painter who, among other things, was a major influence on El Lissitzky and worked alongside Liubov Popova
. The story of how the show itself came to be -- featuring many works never before seen in the West -- makes for rather dramatic reading
, to boot. (NYTimes link; reg. req.)