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Wiener Werkstätte: masterpieces from Stoclet, Wittgenstein, Flöge and others

Yves Macaux, Brussels

Otto Wagner, Ceiling lamp made for the Daily newspaper ‘Die Zeit’, 1902. Courtesy: Yves Macaux, Brussels

Otto Wagner, Ceiling lamp made for the Daily newspaper ‘Die Zeit’, 1902. Courtesy: Yves Macaux, Brussels

Yves Macaux presents very early works by the Wiener Werkstaette in contrast with later and more opulent pieces so to emphasize the different periods of this artistic movement.

This will include pieces made for special patrons such as the Wittgensteins, the Stoclets, Emilie Flöge… or made for special commissions such as the Secession building or the newspaper Die Zeit.

Works include:

  • by Kolo Moser: an armchair from 1901 for his own house and a 1902 chair very geometric but richly ornamented made for Terramare as well as 2 pieces made for Stonborough-Wittgenstein including one pendant to ours that we sold to Louvre Abu Dhabi;
  • by Hoffmann: a 1904 unique black and white cabinet for Flöge, a silver piece for Soclet and a 1906 Wittgenstein chandelier;
  • by Wagner: a suite of very modernist hanging lamps for Die Zeit. Later works;
  • by Hoffmann: a luxurious games table made for Karl Wittgenstein, a chair from the smoking room of Zuckerkandl, a cabinet that was exhibited at the Koln Werkbund exhibition in 1914.

Many of the works displayed have been exhibited in museums such as the Neue Galerie, Le Louvre, Leopold Museum, Fondation Beyeler. The presentation will also exhibit works on paper by Schiele and Klimt.