In Paris, he had managed to gather around him a stellar group of artists, such as Piet Mondrian, Petrus Alma, Otto van Rees and Jan F. van Deene. During the summer, he began his associations with Brancusi, Modigliani and Amadeo de Souza Cardoso. In November, he began work on his sculpture Der neue Mensch which in 1930 would be donated to the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, in Hamburg, by the collector Olga Solmitz.
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In February, 1913, Guillaume Apollinaire wrote an article entitled “Modern Art,” for the magazine Der Sturm, in which he included Freundlich among “the most interesting German artists.” In March of 1913, Freundlich settled in the Montparnasse district of Paris, and two tapestries made by Adya van Rees from his design, are exhibited in the first Autumn Salon in Berlin, held at Herwarth Walden’s Der Sturm gallery.