Jason Jacques Gallery presents “Das Werk: Gustav Klimt Collotypes and Avant-Garde Austrian Art Pottery,” an exhibition displaying rare collotype prints and pottery by Gustav Klimt.
It will be displaying Austrian art pottery from the late 19th century through early 20th century at the gallery’s venue at New York.
Gustav Klimt was a prominent name and a key figure of the Vienna Secession movement. Born in 1862, Klimt was well-known for his murals, paintings, and sketches. The female body was the main subject of his paintings and his works display frank eroticism. He was also highly influenced by Japanese art and their methods.
“Das Werk: Gustav Klimt” was a project that was initially published by Galerie Miethke in 1908 with an aim to distribute Klimt’s works to discerning clients and collectors. From 1908 to 1914, Klimt supervised 50-print enterprise, of his most important works dating from 1898 through 1913. He had designed unique signet for each of the prints and placed them beneath the image, impressed in gold ink. In this current exhibition, the gallery displays black-and-white collotypes that were based on the artist’s controversial paintings. These paintings were deemed too erotic and were destroyed during World War II. Klimt’s collotypes are displayed along with a selection of Austrian ceramics from the late 19th and early 20th century. The primary focus of the display is on the masterpieces from the ceramic workshop of Kessel, Riessner, and Stellmacher. These ceramic works date from 1894 to 1904 and feature some of the classic examples produced during that period.
The exhibition will be on view from July 1 through September 1, 2017 at Jason Jacques Gallery, 29 East 73rd Street, #1 New York, New York 10021