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Schiele and Saville to face off in Zürich


Saville’s Stare, 2004-05, and Schiele’s Self-portrait with Physalis, 1912

An unusual pairing of work by one living and one dead artist comes courtesy of the Kunsthaus Zürich, which is due to launch an exhibition featuring the work of Egon Schiele (1890-1918) and Jenny Saville (b. 1970) this autumn.

“Schiele's work confronts the large-format paintings and drawings by the British artist Jenny Saville. This is a meeting of two young stars, separated by many years and divergent artistic methods, who consistently distil in their work a strong sense of the body as a locus of lived experience,” the museum says in a statement.

Saville’s Ruben’s Flap, 1998-99, and Rosetta II, 2005-06, will be shown alongside Schiele’s Death and the Maiden, 1913-16, in the exhibition, which is due to open on 10 October (until 25 January 2015). Most of the late Austrian artist’s works are on loan from the Leopold Collection in Vienna.

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