Egon Schiele

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coronavirus

Significant art emerged from traumas of the past—will the pandemic prove different?

As the coronavirus crisis stretches on, we look at how artists have captured confinement in recent history and what is being done now

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Law

Who really owns this Schiele watercolour Portrait of the Artist's Wife?

A three-way battle is brewing in New York courts as the heirs of two Holocaust victims take on the work’s current owner

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Art market

New York thrift store find turns out to be valuable Schiele drawing

Work found at a Habitat for Humanity shop is estimated to be worth as much as $200,000

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Alicja Kwade's rooftop solar system to Joe Minter's commanding sculptures

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Exhibitions

Two shows that lost the plot

Joan Miró at MoMA and the Neue Galerie’s self-Portrait survey are both filled with great works, but they forget to stick to their themes all the way through

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Egon Schiele

How to buy an... Egon Schiele

While well known in the West, the work of this major figure of Austrian Expressionism is less recognised in Asia—until now

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Art market

Keep the Monet flowing: trim but efficient Sotheby's sale starts London's pre-Brexit Impressionist and Modern art week

£63m auction total is half that of last year, but bidding from Asia and Russia helps make new record for Oskar Schlemmer and a Venetian view by Monet

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Catalogues

Cataloguing Egon Schiele: a digital work in progress

Database allows scholars to make rapid connections between works

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the erotic drawings of Klimt and Schiele at the Royal Academy to a last chance to see two hard-hitting shows by Mika Rottenberg and Hannah Perry

Podcast

Don’t call me a woman artist: overlooked Surrealists. Plus, Klimt/Schiele

We talk to Alyce Mahon, the curator of the Dorothea Tanning exhibition in Madrid, and adviser for the Leonor Fini show in New York about the art and life of the two surrealist artists. Plus, as a spate of shows open in Europe and the US, we discuss how Klimt and Schiele compare. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Exhibitions

A hundred works for 100 years: New York’s Neue Galerie marks Klimt and Schiele's centenary

New show explores how the Austrian artists tackled “issues that we’re grappling with today”

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Law

New York judge orders two Schiele works sent to Christie’s, where they could be auctioned

But the watercolours are currently at the centre of a closely watched restitution lawsuit

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Leaders

Egon Schiele was not a sex offender

The 100th anniversary of Austrian artist’s death has arrived just in time for the #MeToo movement

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Art market

London dealer ordered to return Egon Schiele works worth $5m to heirs of Holocaust victims

Heirs's attorney describes ruling as step closer to recovering "largest mass-theft in history," but Richard Nagy plans to appeal

Podcast

Podcast episode 19: celebrating Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele on the centenary of their deaths

A look at the life and art of the two Austrian greats as shows open marking their 100th anniversary. And the New Museum Triennial is reviewed.

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Exhibitions

Museums pay tribute to Vienna’s visionary voyeurs, Klimt and Schiele, on 100th anniversary of their deaths

The artists are the subject of exhibitions across the Austrian capital—and beyond

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Exhibitions

Basquiat blockbuster and Schiele show lined up for Fondation Louis Vuitton next autumn

Spring show at Bernard Arnault’s Paris institution includes unseen collection works by artists such as Murakami and Matisse

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Artists

The grave of Schiele’s muse, Wally Neuzil, found in Croatia

The site is to be restored as a monument to the artist’s young model, whose portrait has been called the Mona Lisa of Austria

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Art market

Egon Schiele drawings in private hands for 85 years surface on the market

Dorotheum sale piques interest, pre-empting centenary of the artist’s death next year

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Research

Egon Schiele catalogue raisonné to go digital with updates on newly discovered works and provenance

The online platform will have an emphasis on connoisseurship says the catalogue’s author and art dealer Jane Kallir

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Restitution

Schiele restitution case could damage NY business, say dealers

The ruling in long-standing legal battle may threaten defence that a purchase was made in good faith

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Interviews

Interview with dealer Richard Nagy on Schiele: “It is about sex, it is tense, anxious and emotional”

His new space in London will open with an exhibition on the Austrian painter

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Egon Schiele

The increasing role of the market in settling restitution claims

Shakeouts of Nazi-looted occurring increasingly in the marketplace

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Restitution

Some progress in restitution of Klimt paintings, but much more needs to be done

Maria Altmann’s ongoing attempt in the US to hold Austria to account for its allegedly unlawful retention of six Klimt paintings that belonged to her family and were then looted by the Nazis has focused international attention on Austria’s often ambivalent attitude towards the matter of what should be done about Nazi-looted art in public collections

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Ronald Lauder

German and Austrian art in a 5th Avenue mansion

But only with continued funding from cosmetics tycoon Ronald Lauder

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Museums

MoMA legal fees in Schiele suit disclosed

The museum has spent over $250,000 contesting the attempted subpoena of two paintings

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Law

Authenticity and connoisseurship: How do we know it's real?

With a Calder, the judge overruled the expert; with a Schiele, the judge decided deceit was the clincher, and with a Braque, the judge upheld Christie’s right to fear liability

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Restitution

Galerie St Etienne honours Otto Kallir, it's founder and the saviour of “degenerate art”

"Saved From Europe" commemorates the man who brought art condemned by the Nazis to the US and worked for the restitution of looted art

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Restitution

Schiele war loot restitution case continues as MoMA attempts to return disputed works to the Leopold Museum

In the interests of future exhibitions, the New York Court of Appeals rules that Schieles on loan to Museum of Modern Art must be returned to the lender then a federal magistrate seizes one of pictures

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Looting

New York Court of Appeals rules that Schiele paintings must be returned to Leopold Foundation

The paintings are claimed to have been stolen from their rightful owners during the Nazi annexation of Austria

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Restitution

Austria makes legal amends by passing a bill ensuring restitution

Works acquired in a “suspicious manner” will begin to be returned at once

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Provenance

Probing provenance: The importance of due diligence and insurance for defective title

The recent, widely publicised dispute over the provenance of two paintings by Egon Schiele, withdrawn last year from a loan exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art on the grounds of contested ownership, offered a vivid illustration of the problems facing museums and private collectors who may find themselves having to prove good title to their possessions

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Looted art

US museums deny holding war loot

Museum directors summoned before the House of Representatives

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Films

Art on Screen from “Lust for Life” to “I Shot Andy Warhol”

David D’Arcy reviews the rash of films about art and artists now being made in the US

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Installation

Installations are in: But what are they?

Gagosian shows Schiele