From Klimt to Klee: Masterworks from the Serge Sabarsky Collection

Charcoal and pencil with white heightening on paper
45 x 31.3 cm (17 ¾ x 12 3/8 in.)
Serge Sabarsky Collection, New York

b. 1862, Vienna
d. 1918, Vienna

Portrait of a Child
Gustav Klimt
1885-86

Pen and brush and ink and paper
32.1 x 23.1 cm (12 5/8 x 9 1/8 in.)
Serge Sabarsky Collection, New York

b. 1877
d. 1959

The Last King
Alfred Kubin
ca. 1902
Archer (Bogenschütze), 1908-09

Colored woodcut on paper
16.4 x 15.2 cm (6 ½ x 6 in.)
Serge Sabarsky Collection, New York

b. 1866
d. 1944

Archer
Vasily Kandinsky
1908-09
Archer (Bogenschütze), 1908-09
Girl with Doll (Fränzi)

Oil on canvas
65 x 70 cm (25 5/8 x 27 ½ in.)
Serge Sabarsky Collection, New York

b. 1883
d. 1970

Girl with Doll (Fränzi)
Erich Heckel
1910
Girl with Doll (Fränzi)
Wally in a Red Blouse with Raised Knees

Egon SCHIELE (1890-1918)
Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper
32.1 x 48.8 cm (12 5/8 x 19 ¼ in.)
Serge Sabarsky Collection, New York

b. 1890
d. 1918

Wally in a Red Blouse with Raised Knees
Egon Schiele
1913
Wally in a Red Blouse with Raised Knees
Emil Nolde, Couple, undated

Emil NOLDE (1867-1956)
Watercolor on paper
39.4 x 27.3 cm (15 ½ x 10 ¾ in.)
Serge Sabarsky Collection, New York

b. 1867, Nolde (Northern Schleswig)
d. 1956, Seebüll

Couple
Emil Nolde
undated
Emil Nolde, Couple, undated

Watercolor and paste paint on cardboard, nailed on stretcher, with original strip frame
40.7 x 54 cm (16 x 21 1/4 in.)
Serge Sabarsky Collection, New York

b. 1879
d. 1940

The Sick Heart
Paul Klee
1939

Oil on canvas
Daim. 67.3 cm (26 ½ in.)
Serge Sabarsky Collection, New York

b. 1885
d. 1945

String Quartet
Max Oppenheimer
ca. 1941
Max Beckmann, Rietje and Nelly Lütjens, 1945

Oil on canvas
86 x 65.5 cm (33 7/8 x 25 3/4 in.)
Serge Sabarsky Collection, New York

b. 1884
d. 1950

Rietje and Nelly Lütjens
Max Beckmann
1945
Max Beckmann, Rietje and Nelly Lütjens, 1945

From Klimt to Klee: Masterworks from the Serge Sabarsky Collection

October 15, 2009-February 15, 2010

With this exhibition, Neue Galerie New York pays tribute to its co-founder, Serge Sabarsky. A tireless advocate for German and Austrian art, Sabarsky was the driving force behind the creation of the museum. He was also a dedicated collector, who acquired numerous masterworks by the artists he cherished.

The exhibition demonstrates the range and quality of the Sabarsky Collection, with its holdings in works by Austrian artists Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschka, and German artists Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, among many others. It will be on view from October 15, 2009 through February 15, 2010.

Serge Sabarsky (1912-1996) had a colorful life. Born in Vienna, he worked as a clown and set designer for Simplicissimus, the leading cabaret of the era. He fled his native city in 1938 and settled in New York, where he worked successfully as a contractor before establishing a gallery for Austrian and German Expressionist art. In his later years, he left the commercial art world in order to organize touring museum exhibitions of his collection. With his friend Ronald Lauder, he established the Neue Galerie. Although Sabarsky died in 1996, before the museum came to fruition, his passion, expertise, and generosity have informed every aspect of the institution. Since opening in 2001, the Neue Galerie has enjoyed tremendous success, drawing worldwide interest and realizing Sabarsky's dream: a permanent home in the United States for German and Austrian art and design of the early twentieth century.