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UAM: Twilight of the Moderns?

Published on , by Jean-Louis Gaillemin
A brand? A political party? Nobody apart from specialist historians now knows what was represented by the ephemeral UAM ("Union of modern artists"), which emerged in 1929 when it split off from the Société des Artistes Décorateurs (founded in 1904), and struggled for two decades with the crisis and then the war before being...
Studio Saint-James, Jacques Doucet's house in Neuilly, with "Les Demoiselles d’Avignon"... UAM: Twilight of the Moderns?
Studio Saint-James, Jacques Doucet's house in Neuilly, with "Les Demoiselles d’Avignon" by Picasso, c. 1928-1929.
© Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
A brand? A political party? Nobody apart from specialist historians now knows what was represented by the ephemeral UAM ("Union of modern artists"), which emerged in 1929 when it split off from the Société des Artistes Décorateurs (founded in 1904), and struggled for two decades with the crisis and then the war before being swallowed up by Formes Utiles, one of its offshoots (…).…
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