"Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections" Exhibition

Neue Galerie

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On October 18, the Neue Galerie New York opens “Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections,” with eight paintings and more than 120 drawings by the controversial artist, on view together for the first time. The exhibition will also feature a reconstruction, with original furnishings, of the receiving parlor from the second Klimt studio. “Gustav Klimt” unites the collections of Ronald Lauder and Serge Sabarsky, co-founders of the Neue Galerie, and will fill all the gallery spaces in the museum. Together their collections comprise the finest gathering of works by Klimt in the United States.

“Gustav Klimt is an artist of paramount importance in the development of modern art,” said Ronald S. Lauder, President of the Neue Galerie. “He is central to our museum’s collection and mission.”

“Klimt’s work embodies the quintessence of fin de siècle Vienna: its richness, its sensuality, and its capacity for innovation,” said Renée Price, Director of the Neue Galerie. “It is a tremendous honor to present this remarkable exhibition at the Neue Galerie, which has become the premiere destination outside of Austria for admirers of the art created by this complex and very private man.”

This exhibition is the first museum retrospective of the work of Gustav Klimt ever held in the United States. Klimt was little known in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. In the decades immediately following his death, there was virtually no American interest in the artist. His reputation gradually began to grow in the 1960s, with Klimt eventually reaching cult status. Today, he is internationally recognized as a major figure of twentieth-century art.

Besides paintings and drawings, the exhibition will contain rare vintage documentary material, ranging from letters, photographs, and personal effects, such as the artist’s cufflinks and seal (both designed by the architect Josef Hoffmann), to the only known surviving example of the painting smock that Klimt wore.



from October 18, 2007 to June 30, 2008


Gustav Klimt

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    perke: (2008-06-06 at 06:06)

    If you can't catch the NY Klimt show, perhaps in Liverpool, later this summer. More at Art Observed http://artobserved.com/go-see-gustav-klimt-at-the-tate-liverpool-until-august-31st/

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