#regram via @neuedesign: With tonight's temperatures dropping to 41 degrees in NYC and frost expected Upstate, keep toasty with the Neue Galerie Design Shop's Altausee Woolens, produced by Katie Mawson. The matching muffler, beret and hand-knit fingerless gloves, exclusive to the Neue Galerie, are made of 100% hand-loomed lambswool and are available in-store and online at shop.neuegalerie.org. #greenberet#lambswool#winteriscoming#katiemawsontextiles
Just over a week until the opening of "Wiener Werkstätte 1903-32: The Luxury of Beauty" on October 26! Here, Josef Hoffmann's elegant ebonized oak table with white-chalked pores and boxwood inlay, designed and executed by the WW in 1904. #josefhoffmann#wienerwerkstatte#sidetable
For all our Goddesses of the Hunt, presenting the Diana handbag, produced by Viennese leather goods company R. Horn's. Hand-stitched pebbled calf-skin with a silk moiré interior with two open pockets. Also available in cobalt blue and oxblood red, in-store and online at shop.neuegalerie.org. Photo: @neuedesign
View of the the silver workshop at the Wiener Werkstätte headquarters at Neustiftgasse 32-34, taken sometime after 1906. "Wiener Werkstätte 1903-32: The Luxury of Beauty" opens at the Neue Galerie October 26! #wienerwerkstätte
#regram via @neuegaleriebookstore: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” -- Albert Einstein. This is the definitive edition of the hugely popular collection of Einstein quotations that has been translated into twenty-five languages. Quotable Einstein, collected and edited by Alice Calaprice, is available in-store and online at shop.neuegalerie.org. #bookfacefriday#books#bibliophile#bookstagram
We're open late until 8pm tonight with free admission during First Fridays! On view now: Portraits by Gustav Klimt, including a permanent installation of the artist's 1907 painting "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" from 1907, and a selection of Austrian decorative arts. Opening October 26, "Wiener Werkstätte 1903-32: The Luxury of Beauty."
Now on view! Klimt's jewel toned oil landscape "Orchard" from 1904-05, on generous loan from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art (@thecmoa) for the Neue Galerie's upcoming "Wiener Werkstätte" exhibition. For twenty years Gustav Klimt spent summers in the Austrian countryside where he drew inspiration for his landscapes from orchards, woods, gardens, and villas around the Attersee, the largest lake of the Salzkammergut region. Like many of Klimt's square format landscapes, "Orchard" is composed of flat, and heavily patterned areas of flowers, foliage, and grass applied in discrete, quasi-Pointillist strokes of paint. The reduced spatial depth of this painting and lack of a strong compositional climax also compel us to read less into the picture space than across it. Notably, "Orchard" belonged to the collection of American-Austrian architect Josef Urban, a designer who played a central role in the WW's presence and influence in New York. "Wiener Werkstätte 1903-32: The Luxury of Beauty" opens to the public on October 26. #gustavklimt#landscape#painting#wienerwerkstatte
Designer Federico De Vera's limited edition pearl, sterling silver, and 18 karat gold "Vally" earrings, inspired by Wiener Werkstätte pendant lamps. Available in-store and online at shop.neuegalerie.org. #vallygirl
The opening of "Wiener Werkstätte 1903-32: The Luxury of Beauty" on October 26 is just around the corner! Here, designer Dagobert Peche's whimsical bird-shaped candy box from 1920. Peche designed numerous items for the WW, including textiles, wallpaper, furniture, glass, jewelry, toys, and other objects. In the field of graphic arts, he designed postcards, as well as invitation cards, bookplates, and posters. His figures, often putti, reclining nudes, or costumed harlequin figures from the commedia dell'arte pose suggestively, with a touch of the Rococo style, and carry a playful erotic charge. Upon Peche's death in 1923, Josef Hoffmann called Peche "the greatest ornamental genius Austria has produced since the Baroque." #wienerwerkstätte#dagobertpeche
A few tickets still remain for Thursday's October 5 cabaret performance with Steve Ross! In this show, Steve Ross explores the fascinating connections between Viennese and German composers and the American Songbook—from Franz Lehár and Sigmund Romberg to Johnny Mercer and Cole Porter. He also pays homage to Marlene Dietrich and to the versatile songwriter Mischa Spoliansky, along with a tip of the musical hat to the brilliant a capella group The Comedian Harmonists. Call
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Many hands make for light work! Painting trim for the installation of the Neue Galerie's forthcoming decorative arts exhibition, inspired by the Wiener Werkstätte installation in the Austrian pavilion at the 1925 Paris decorative arts show. #wienerwerkstätte
A sneak peak at the stunning, and massive exhibition catalogue (aka "The Bible") for the forthcoming exhibition "Wiener Werkstätte 1903-32: The Luxury of Beauty." Featuring essays by co-curators Christian Witt-Dörring and Janis Staggs, and contributions by Paul Asenbaum, Isabella Cröy-Frick, Annette Freytag, Rainald Franz, Marianne Hussl-Hörmann, Ernst Ploil, Anne Katrin-Rossberg, Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, and Angela Völker. Opening at the Neue Galerie October 26!
“Through animals one sees deep, because they are the highest form of nature, mankind included,” the Austrian designer Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel wrote in 1926. “For us, the animal is the bridge to greater nature.” Adapted from the designer's 1905 illustration, the Neue Galerie Design Shop's new "Sassy Bird" collection borrows from Jungnickel's whimsical design with a pendant-cum-brooch and pair of cufflinks. Produced by First Edition from sterling silver and cobalt blue vitreous enamel. Available in-store and online at shop.neuegalerie.org. #birdsofafeather
Pay what you wish at the Neue Galerie through October 23! On view now: Portraits by Gustav Klimt, including a permanent installation of the artist's 1907 painting "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" from 1907, and a selection of Austrian decorative arts. Opening October 26, "Wiener Werkstätte 1903-32: The Luxury of Beauty."