Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection

Josef Hoffmann, WW Postcard 5, "Easter Card"

Easter Card, signed JH
Chromolithograph
The Leonard A. Lauder Collection, New York

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

Wiener Werkstätte Postcard 5
Josef Hoffmann
1910
Josef Hoffmann, WW Postcard 5, "Easter Card"
Moriz Jung, WW Postcard 340, "Tête à Tête on the 968th Floor of a Skyscraper"

Tête a Tête am Wolkenkratzer 968. Etage/
Tête à Tête on the 968th Floor of a Skyscraper
Chromolithograph
The Leonard A. Lauder Collection, New York

b. 1885, Nikolsburg/Moravia
d. 1915, Carpathians

Wiener Werkstätte Postcard 340
Moriz Jung
1911
Moriz Jung, WW Postcard 340, "Tête à Tête on the 968th Floor of a Skyscraper"
Josef Divéky, WW Postcard 494, "Mr. Jumping-Jack"

Herr Hampelmann/Mr. Jumping-Jack
Chromolithograph
The Leonard A. Lauder Collection, New York

b. 1887, Farmos/Hungary
d. 1951, Sopron/Hungary

Wiener Werkstätte Postcard 494
Josef Divéky
1911
Josef Divéky, WW Postcard 494, "Mr. Jumping-Jack"
Moriz Jung, WW Postcard 532, "Viennese Café: The Man of Letters"

Viennese Café: The Man of Letters
Chromolithograph
The Leonard A. Lauder Collection

b. 1885, Nikolsburg/Moravia
d. 1915, Carpathians

Wiener Werkstätte Postcard 532
Moriz Jung
1911
Moriz Jung, WW Postcard 532, "Viennese Café: The Man of Letters"
Maria Likarz-Strauss, WW Postcard 557, "Fashion"

Fashion
Chromolithograph
The Leonard A. Lauder Collection, New York

b. 1893, Przemyśl
d. 1971, Rome

Wiener Werkstätte Postcard 557
Maria Likarz-Strauss
1911
Maria Likarz-Strauss, WW Postcard 557, "Fashion"
Adalberta Kiessewetter, WW Postcard 659 "Schönbrunn: On Sunday"

Schönbrunn: On Sunday
Chromolithograph
The Leonard A. Lauder Collection, New York

b. 1887, Leitmeritz
d. death date and location unknown [after 1948]

Wiener Werkstätte Postcard 659
Adalberta Kiessewetter
1912
Adalberta Kiessewetter, WW Postcard 659 "Schönbrunn: On Sunday"

Postcards of the Wiener Werkstätte: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection

October 7, 2010-January 17, 2011

This fall, the Neue Galerie New York presents the first major museum exhibition ever held in the United States devoted exclusively to the postcards produced by the Wiener Werkstätte. The show is drawn exclusively from The Leonard A. Lauder Collection and coincides with the gift to the Neue Galerie of nearly 1,000 postcards produced by the firm during the period 1907-1920.

The Wiener Werkstätte, or Vienna Workshops, was founded in 1903 by architect Josef Hoffmann and designer Koloman Moser. Beginning in 1907, the Wiener Werkstätte began publishing a numbered series of postcards. All of the major designers who worked for the firm were contributors in this medium. Collectively, the postcards represent an important element in the overall program of the Wiener Werkstätte.

A fully illustrated catalogue raisonné, published by Hatje Cantz, will accompany the exhibition. It will be the first catalogue raisonné on Wiener Werkstätte postcards to appear in English. The exhibition is organized by distinguished decorative arts curator Christian Witt-Dörring.