New Worlds: German and Austrian Art, 1890-1940

Egon Schiele, Self-Portrait in Brown Coat, 1910

Gouache, watercolor, and black crayon
Private collection, New York

b. 1890, Tulln
d. 1918, Vienna

Self-Portrait in Brown Coat
Egon Schiele
1910
Egon Schiele, Self-Portrait in Brown Coat, 1910
Gustav Klimt, The Dancer, ca. 1916-18

Oil on canvas
Private collection, New York

b. 1862, Baumgarten
d. 1918, Vienna

The Dancer
Gustav Klimt
ca. 1916-18
Gustav Klimt, The Dancer, ca. 1916-18
Max Beckmann, Self-Portrait in Front of Red Curtain, 1923

Oil on canvas
Private collection, New York

b. 1884, Leipzig
d. 1950, New York City

Self-Portrait in Front of Red Curtain
Max Beckmann
1923
Max Beckmann, Self-Portrait in Front of Red Curtain, 1923
Erich Heckel, Girl with Doll (Fränzi), 1910

Oil on canvas
Serge Sabarsky Collection

b. 1883, Döbeln (Saxony)
d. 1970, Radolfzell, Lake Constance

Girl with Doll (Fränzi)
Erich Heckel
1910
Erich Heckel, Girl with Doll (Fränzi), 1910
Koloman Moser, Armchair, Vienna ca. 1903

Beech painted white, woven raffia-string painted black and white
Neue Galerie New York
Photo: David Schlegel/Neue Galerie New York

b. 1868, Vienna
d. 1918, Vienna

Armchair
Koloman Moser
Vienna ca. 1903
Koloman Moser, Armchair, Vienna ca. 1903
Josef Hoffmann, Brooch, Vienna 1904

Silver, partly gilt, diamonds, moonstones, opal, lapis lazuli, corals, leopardite
Collection Neue Galerie New York
Photo: David Schlegel/Neue Galerie New York

b. 1870, Pirnitz/Brtnice
d. 1956, Vienna

Brooch
Josef Hoffmann
Vienna 1904
Josef Hoffmann, Brooch, Vienna 1904
Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Lamp for bedside table wall, Weimar ca. 1926-30

Only known example
White metal, brass, plastic shade
Collection Neue Galerie New York
Photo: David Schlegel/Neue Galerie New York

b. 1900, Bremen
d. 1990, Stuttgart

Lamp for bedside table wall
Wilhelm Wagenfeld
Weimar ca. 1926-30
Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Lamp for bedside table wall, Weimar ca. 1926-30

New Worlds: German and Austrian Art, 1890-1940

June 25, 2004-September 13, 2004

This exhibition is a new version of the critically acclaimed show that inaugurated the Neue Galerie in 2001. It highlights works from the museum's collection and includes such leading Austrian figures as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, and artists of the Wiener Werkstätte. German movements such as the Brücke, the Blaue Reiter, Neue Sachlichkeit, and the Bauhaus are also on view.

A number of new acquisitions are on display, including an important Neue Sachlichkeit painting, Of Things to Come (1922) by Georg Scholz. A satirical commentary on the political and economic situation in Weimar Germany, this work has long been considered lost and has rarely been exhibited. Significant Bauhaus designs are on view, including a tea infuser by Marianne Brandt made ca. 1927 and an early tea service by Theodor Bogler made in 1923. One of the museum's masterpieces, Max Beckmann's Self-Portrait with Horn (1938), is on exhibition after returning from the recent touring Beckmann retrospective.