26 May 2018

Schiele / Woodman A Keen Sense Of Grotesque And Distortion – Alice Lenkiewicz

There is a sense of the grotesque to the work of Egon Schiele. His gnarled and crooked drawings of nudes are strong but isolated within the pure space of the surrounding paper. Limbs become exaggerated and deformed as in ‘’Standing Male Nude’, 1910,

28 October 2014

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Sotheby’s And Christie’s In Egon Schiele Restitution Roulette

On November 5th, Christie’s is auctioning a 1910 Schiele watercolor ‘Town on the Blue River’. The auction house is doing this in conjunction with a restitution agreement that views the work as looted art, and will provide compensation to Grünbaum’s heirs. Sotheby’s, is offering a 1917 goauche and crayon on paper, ‘Seated Woman With Bent […]

24 October 2014

Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude – Death Among The Rouged And Risqué

The Courtauld Gallery, London presents Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude; the exhibition surveys the artist’s drawings and watercolours from a controversial and all too brief career – as the artist died aged only 28, succumbing to the Spanish flu, that only three days before had claimed the life of his pregnant wife — yet even […]

12 May 2012

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Egon Schiele Ruling Could Open Floodgates To Spurious Art Claimants

Art dealers are up in arms about looming US legislation that they believe would have a ‘significant and negative impact on the art market in New York’. The potential legislation relates to the legal battle over the ownership of Egon Schiele’s Seated Woman With a Bent Left Leg (1917). In 2010, the US court of […]

23 June 2011

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Egon Schiele $40m Sale Settles Nazi Compensation Case

Sotheby’s  has set a record price for the Viennese Secessionist painter Egon Schiele. The landscape titled “Hauser mit bunter Wasche ‘Vorstadt’ has sold for a staggering £24.7 million or $40.1 million at a London auction held yesterday. Last year, a US court ruling demanded that a leading Austrian museum, pay $19 million (£11.52 million)in compensation […]