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Jo Applin: Hilma af Klint’s Inner Eye, 16 March 2023

Hilma af Klint: The Complete Catalogue Raisonné 
edited by Kurt Almqvist and Daniel Birnbaum.
Stolpe, 1569 pp., £250, November 2022, 978 91 985236 6 9
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Hilma af Klint: A Biography 
by Julia Voss, translated by Anne Posten.
Chicago, 448 pp., £28, October 2022, 978 0 226 68976 0
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... fellow artists could claim to have seen so many ‘ovaries, sperm, uteri and sperm ducts’, as Julia Voss writes in her new biography. Abstracted versions of these organs, as well as other body parts, appear in af Klint’s paintings. The institute wasn’t far from Blanch’s Café, an important meeting place for Stockholm’s avant-garde ...

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