fine art contemporary

Emil Nolde
Calla Lily, Amaryllis and Narcissi, around 1930/1940
watercolour on paper, 47,1 x 35,3 cm

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CLASSICS: Impressionism to Modernism
September 13 to October 30, 2021

Galerie Kovacek & Zetter enters this year's art autumn with three exhibitions and three elaborate publications.

An important private collection with major works by Alfons Walde such as "Trattalmen im Winter", "Bergweiler" and "Kitzbühel im Winter" forms the core of a special exhibition with 26 works by the so important Tyrolean artist. In addition to the oil paintings, there are wonderful landscapes from the1920s to discover. Alfons Walde captures his homeland in brilliantly staged pictorial compositions, which know how to convince through an intense colorfulness and a deliberate reduction of form. These pictures are complemented by nudes from 1915 to 1925. This very private part of his oeuvre once again reveals his feeling for graphic composition and the aesthetics of line, as well as his virtuosity in dealing with light and shadow. A separate extensive catalog with detailed texts and biography also accompanies this part of the exhibition.

Parallel to this, paintings from the 19th century through Impressionism to Classical Modernism are shown in the gallery spaces spread over three floors. Particularly noteworthy are rare works by the fantastic realist Arik Brauer, who died this January. The exhibition then ranges from Rudolf and Franz Alt to the mood impressionists Tina Blau, Marie Egner and Leontine von Littrow, from Egon Schiele's "Peasant Women" from 1910 and Carl Moll's "View of Santa Maria della Salute" in Venice to Anton Mahringer, one of the main representatives of the "Nötsch Circle", and Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian expressionist of the first hour. Major works by Werner Berg and Oskar Mulley, as well as several works by Oskar Laske complete the exciting offer.


Alfred Haberpointner
Reibung, 2012
Japanese paper, stain, 88 x 68 cm

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September 13 to October 30, 2021


Galerie Kovacek & Zetter enters this year's art autumn with three exhibitions and three elaborate publications.

For lovers and aficionados of contemporary art there is an extensive offer with Austrian and international participation on display. Big names of the domestic art scene like Maria Lassnig, Kiki Kogelnik, Max Weiler and Erwin Wurm arouse curiosity. Lassnig's "Hügelrutscher" from 1984 and Weiler's "Melancholische Blüten" from 1987 are concise examples of an impressive body of work that has made both artists famous far beyond the country's borders. Erwin Wurm's 2020 glass sculptures "Iced Pickle Tree" and "Iced Lemon Tree" - in principle "One Minute Sculptures" cast into eternity - are being shown for the first time in an exhibition. Accompanying the three major personalities in the Albertina Vienna, one can purchase various works from different work phases by Jakob Gasteiger, Michela Ghisetti and Hubert Scheibl at Kovacek & Zetter. Three works from Eva Schlegel's women's series are a nice complement to the artist's concurrent exhibitions at the Landesgalerie Niederösterreich and LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In addition to big international names like Ai Weiwei and Andy Warhol, there are also new young artists to discover. Here Lukas Janitsch impresses with his bird paintings and after the great success in the gallery this spring once again the South African Jono Dry, from whom again drawings could be brought to Vienna. This diverse offering is complemented by recent works by Eduard Angeli and Ingrid Brandstetter, an incredibly intense early work by Hans Staudacher, and important canvas paintings by Josef Mikl and Markus Prachensky.