2 artworks in 1: Double-sided Pechstein on display – CNS News

In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, photo, Karen Papineau, right, and Kurt Sundstrom work to turn around a painting by German artist Max Pechstein in Manchester, N.H. The rare double-sided painting is part of a new exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A new exhibit of Max Pechstein’s “Still Life with Nude, Tile, and Fruit” takes viewers not only behind the scenes of the German artist’s career, but also behind the painting itself.

While previous owners displayed the painting with only the still life and portrait showing, the Currier Museum of Art is showing its reverse side, which reveals a separate but related landscape. The museum has installed the double-sided painting on a pedestal in a specially constructed glass frame that allows viewers to walk around it and see both sides.

“This painting has never been installed before so

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