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November 15, 2017 to February 4, 2018


The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue
New York  New York  10021
United States
The Met Breuer

Edvard Munch | Between the Clock and the Bed

Edvard Munch (Norwegian, 1863–1944). Self-Portrait between the Clock and the Bed (detail), 1940–43. Oil on canvas, 58 7/8 x 47 1/2 in. (149.5 x 120.5 cm). Munch Museum, Oslo, (MM M23). © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo © Munch Museum

Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863–1944) attained fame early in his career for his depictions of human anxiety. Throughout his career, Munch regularly revisited subjects from his earlier years, exploring them with renewed inspiration and intensity over time. Self-Portrait: Between the Clock and the Bed (1940–43) was one of his final such works and it serves as a lens to reassess Munch's oeuvre.

This exhibition will feature 43 of the artist's landmark compositions created over a span of six decades, including 16 self-portraits and works that have never before been seen in the United States. More than half of the works on view were part of Munch's personal collection and remained with him throughout his life.