Egon Schiele. Seated Female Nude, Back View. 1911. Gouache and pencil on tan wove paper. Initialed and dated, lower right. 17 1/2” x 12 1/8” (44.5 x 30.7 cm). Kallir D. 810.
RARE FINDS HIGHLIGHT ST. ETIENNE’S BOOTH
The Galerie St. Etienne, which has been specializing in the work of the Austrian and German Expressionists since 1939, has unearthed a number of rare finds for the 2016 Art Show. Highlights include:
• Paula Modersohn-Becker’s monumental Reclining Female Nude Long esteemed in her native Germany, where much of the artist’s small oeuvre is housed in museums, Modersohn-Becker was an important precursor of Expressionism. Major paintings seldom come to market, especially in the United States. Reclining Female Nude represents Modersohn-Becker (who died less than two years after its completion) at her peak. The painting anticipates the work of many subsequent women artists, using the nude to explore female identity rather than as a reflection of male lust.
• Works by Oskar Kokoschka from a private Austrian collection Comprising a quirky oil portrait, Bob Gesinus-Visser II (with Dog), a watercolor from Kokoschka’s colorful “Dresden period” and three drawings dating from 1912 to 1921, this collection was formed over a period of many years by an Austrian who spent much of his professional life in Belgium. The Kokoschkas are at the heart of a collection that also included works by Gustav Klimt, Alfred Kubin and Egon Schiele, and that was honored with a comprehensive exhibition at the Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Linz, in 2005.
• And in addition… Works by Galerie St. Etienne favorites such as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and Grandma Moses round out the gallery’s Art Show installation. The Schiele presentation includes watercolors and drawings dating from the artist’s Expressionist “breakthrough” to his more classical later period. Grandma Moss is represented by Sugaring Off, one of her best-loved winter subjects.
Please visit us at the ADAA Art Show, Booth D 22 Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street, New York City
Kokoschka: Girl on Red Sofa (detail)
Kirchner: Bust of a Nude Girl with Arms Outstretched (detail)
Gala Preview, March 1 March 2 through 6 Wednesday through Friday, 12:00 to 8 PM Saturday, 12:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 PM
For further information, please contact Courtney Donner at 212-245-6734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.