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Oskar Kokoschka’s The Dreaming Youths

On June 2, it will be 108 years since the opening of the 1908 Kunstschau in Vienna- an international art exhibition which introduced Oskar Kokoschka to the Viennese public. On display for the first time was his illustrated book Die träumenden Knaben (The Dreaming Youths)- commissioned by the Wiener Werkstätte a year earlier. The book […]

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Secession and Czech Art nouveau posters at Swann Galleries

On May 10th, Swann Galleries Auction house in New York will hold an auction featuring rarely-seen Secession and art nouveau posters. Swann is known to be one of the best sources for Art Nouveau posters. On December 18, 2013  Swann Galleries sold works from Julius Paul Collection of Posters– a treasure trove of  Austrian and German posters […]

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The Erst International Jagd-Ausstellung

I’ve created a new Gallery showing some of the beautiful postcard designs created for the Erst International Jagd-Ausstellung. This was an International Hunting Exhibition held in Vienna in 1910 to mark the 80th birthday of Emperor Franz Joseph. It was held in the rotunda built in 1873 for the world expo and featured items related to […]

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Alphonse Mucha’s Le Pater

If you haven’t heard about the Art Nouveau Blog https://aboutartnouveau.wordpress.com, you must visit this website created by a great admirer of Art nouveau who lives in Dordrecht, Holland. It is through this wonderful blog that I learned about the Los Angeles Century Guild and their project to reprint the stunning Alphonse Mucha book Le Pater. First published in December […]

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Die Quelle

Along with the journal Die Flache, Die Quelle remains one of the finest examples of Secession-style graphic design. The man behind this project was the publisher Martin Gerlach- an engraver and photographer who opened a publishing house in 1874 in Vienna. Referred to by the art critic  Joseph August as the “Führer der Moderne” (leader of […]

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Ver Sacrum- The Founder’s Edition Stencil

A rare piece of Vienna Secession history will be auctioned off at the end of the month- a stencil created by Koloman Moser and used for the Founder’s edition of Ver Sacrum. Shortly after the The first official meeting of the Secession on June 21, 1897, Moser began to work on the designs for the […]

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Vienna Secession Catalogues

I’ve added a great new feature to the website. Now you can access all the Vienna Secession exhibition catalogues from 1898-1905. Visit ‘Vienna Secession’ in the main menu and find ‘catalogues’ from the drop down menu. Special thanks to the The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) for making these available.

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Egon Schiele Letter up for auction

On March 19th, Swann Galleries in new York will be holding their autograph auction. Among the many interesting autographs for sale is a rare letter by Egon Schiele penned a few weeks before his death from the Spanish flu. In it he complains of being ordered to appear a second time within a month before […]

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New Additions to the Galleries

I’ve just added some new additions to the galleries which can be viewed in the ‘RECENTLY ADDED’ section of the home page or by going to this link. There’s some new work by Koloman Moser, G. th Kempf, Berthold Löffler, and Mila Von Luttich. Once again, I’m putting a call out for any biographical information […]

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New Gallery for ‘Die Fläche’

I’ve added a new gallery for the beautiful Viennese periodical ‘Die Fläche’ which featured beautiful examples of Secession and Wiener Werkstätte style graphic design. The first volume from 1903 is distinctly in a Secession style while the second volume from 1910 shows the strong influence of Wiener Werkstätte after the departure of Koloman Moser. Click here to […]

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