Was a thrill to attend and speak at the 10th annual ASJRA (Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts) conference, held at the Glessner House in the historic prairie district in Chicago. The building is a National Historic Landmark that was designed by Henry Richardson and completed in 1887. It was Richardson's last work and was a radical building for the time. #jewelry #jewelryasart #architecture #romanesque #historiclandmark #glessner
Another wonderful discovery at the Art Institute of Art, this stunning landscape was painted by German artist Otto Dix. Best known for his biting Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) works, painted in a photo-realist style using Old Master techniques, he was classified as "degenerate" under the Nazi regime and went into an "inner emigration" in southern Germany rather than leaving the country. Dix continued to paint during WWII but focused subjects with a non-overt political nature, such as this 1941 painting entitled "Shattered Tree." #dix #degenerateart #landscape
A photo of the "Shatter, Rupture, Break" modern exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, which is a multi-media exploration, incorporating painting, sculpture, design, film, and other media, installed in a innovative manner. This view shows work by Bellmer, Eames, Léger, Umbo and others.
Two works by Vasily Kandinsky--"Painting with Troika" and "Improvisation No 30"--on view in the modern wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. The forthcoming exhibition @neuegalerieny "Russian Modernism, 1907-1917," opening May 14, will include work by Kandinsky as well as contemporary Russian and German artists.
Albert Bloch was the only American artist to join and exhibit work with the Blaue Reiter in Munich. Shown here is the 1914 work "Harlequin and Three Pierrots" from the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Wonderful modern exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago called "Shatter, Rupture, Break," which includes an international survey of work, including this 1919 collage by German artist George Grosz with pen and ink entitled "The Guilty One Remains Unknown."
Here is a detail of one of the gorgeous paintings that will be on view in "Russian Modernism: Cross-Currents of German and Russian Art, 1907-1917." This vibrant landscape is from Kandinsky's 1908 "Murnau: Street with Women." c2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York for Vasily Kandinsky
Hot off the press and coming to a newsstand, or mailbox, near you soon is the May/June 2015 issue of "The Magazine Antiques," which includes an article about our upcoming exhibition "Russian Modernism: Cross-Currents of German and Russian Art, 1907-1917," opening 14 May. #RussianModernism #Expressionism #museumsnyc
"The Lady in Gold," by Anne-Marie O'Connor, is now available in paperback. Pick up or order your copy today through the Book Store @neuegalerieny. This book provides a riveting account of Klimt's golden portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer and the efforts of the heirs to reclaim it. #WomaninGold #Klimt #restitution
I continue to be fascinated by this talented and beautiful designer, Emilie Flöge, who was also Klimt's close friend and companion. In this photo from the summer of 1910, she is wearing an artistic-reform-style dress paired with jewelry from the Wiener Werkstätte. We have photos of both Klimt and Flöge on view now in the exhibition "The Woman in Gold," and examples of stunning Wiener Werkstätte jewelry too! #WomaninGold #Klimt #wienerwerkstaette
This charming portrait by Klimt from ca. 1896, called "Girl in the Foliage," may be a very young Emilie Flöge. Klimt and Flöge met around the time their siblings wed in 1891, and soon were steadfast companions. Although the two appear to have shared a brief flirtation, their relationship evolved into a deep and abiding lifelong friendship. This painting is on view now in "Gustav Klimt & Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold."
The steam of people lining up to see "The Woman in Gold" exhibition continues rain or shine. Galleries close today at 4:30pm so we can prepare for a special talk by Anne Marie O'Connor, author of "The Lady in Gold." #Klimt #WomaninGold #neuegalerieny #justanotherdayattheneue #museumsnyc
One of the treasures in the museum's collection is Gustav Klimt's last notebook from 1917, currently on view in "The Woman in Gold" exhibition. He kept these small books throughout his lifetime but this is the only surviving example. He cites over 200 people in this diary, including reference to the Bloch-Bauers, as seen on the left page. There are also a few sketches and references to trips. To learn more, Dr Hansjörg Krug offers a thorough analysis in our 2007 Klimt exhibition catalogue. #Klimt #WomaninGold
Get to know the artist behind the golden-style masterwork, the 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. Our special exhibition dedicated to "The Woman in Gold," includes a selection of rare photos of Klimt, including this 1914 gem by Anton Josef Trčka, who went by Antios. #WomaninGold #Klimt #vienna1900
Another proud moment @neuegalerieny! Our latest exhibition catalogue for "Russian Modernism" is hot off the press and will be available on our Book Store and online beginning May 14. #RussianModernism
It is a gorgeous and crisp spring day in NYC, perfect to view "Gustav Klimt & Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold." Admission is pay-as-you-wish while we are preparing for the opening of "Russian Modernism" on May 14. NB: galleries close today & tomorrow @4:30pm to prepare for a special guest lecture by Anne Marie O'Connor, author of "The Lady in Gold." #WomaninGold #Klimt #Spring #springinnyc @theladyingold