Klimt Die Sammlung des Wien Museums

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Edited by: Dr. Ursula Storch, Wien Museum Graphic Design: Perndl+Co Design Texts by: Dr. Ursula Storch, Marian Bisanz-Prakken, Brigitte Borchardt-Birbaumer, Sophie Lille, William M. Johnston, Kerstin Krenn German 2012, 304 Pages, 498 Ills. Hardcover 1mm x 1mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3360-1

In celebration of the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) the Vienna Museum is presenting the first catalogue of its complete collection of the artist’s works. The world’s largest collection of Klimt’s drawings—around 400—provides an overview of thematic groups such as the Secession, sketches of the Faculty Paintings, or the nudes. In addition the book features a few paintings, including the portrait of Emilie Flöge (1902). It is one of Klimt’s most famous paintings, and the first portrait of a woman in which the ornamentation in and of itself becomes a focal point. Last, but not least, there posters and prints that Klimt designed for the Viennese Secession, including a number of original drafts, as well as the first prints. The collection also contains unique memorabilia, such as the artist’s smock, his death mask, and even a drawing by Egon Schiele of Klimt’s body. Also featured are rare vintage prints of early portrait photographs and sculptures. Exhibition schedule: Vienna Museum, Vienna, May 16–September 16, 2012