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Published on Dec 23, 2013
James Kalm first discovered the work of von Wiegand at the Michael Rosenfeld gallery in the mid 1980s. As a student of classic American Modernism, your reporter was captivated by her singular vision. Upon further study, the personal history and relationships of the artist held clues to the development of "Spiritual Abstraction" and were a foreshadowing of trends and movements that became manifest in America's socially transitional decade of the 1960s. Charmion von Wiegand was an associate of Piet Mondrian and spent years developing her own interpretation of Neo-Plasticism. After Mondrian's death, von Wiegand begins her own development of a type of abstraction using doth Buddhist forms and intentions and the aesthetic purity of Neo-Plasticism. In a brief interview, Michael Rosenfeld discusses von Wiegand's work and legacy.