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Closing reminder: Egon Schiele's "Women" at Richard Nagy, London

by Suzanne on June 29th, 2011

By Egon Schiele, photograph by Wurzeltod - click to enlarge

Just a very brief heads-up for London Schiele lovers:

The fantastic Women show at Richard Nagy which for the first time reunites some of the most amazing oeuvres by Schiele that are normally hidden away in private collections is only on for another day.

Yes, as always, I have ranted about the exhibition being very poorly lit, very poorly framed, hung and documented, but in the end, it's about the works, isn't it, and just like Bellmer's ingenious drawings, Schieles need to be seen face-to-face to be understood as his line work follows its own inherent logic, fragility, narrative, psychopathology and, maybe together with Alberto Giacometti's portraits, his drawings are some of the most sculptural works ever created in two dimensions.

Don't miss this. Details below. Oh, and here's a slideshow with some pictures I took when I visited the show last Friday:

(Sincere apologies for the blurred pictures, the lighting of the show as very poor but at least you get to see a few glimpses of the paper structures and textures as well.)

On show: May 19 - Jun 30, 2011

Address: Richard Nagy, 22 Old Bond Street, 2nd Floor, London, W1S 4PY, United Kingdom, tel: +44 207 262 6400, email: info@richardnagy.com

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 12 - 5 PM

Images | Press release

Egon Schiele at Belvedere, Vienna

by Suzanne on February 22nd, 2011

Der Verleger Eduard Kosmack by Egon Schiele, oil on canvas, 1910, courtesy Belvedere Wien - click to enlarge

Vienna's beautiful Belvedere - which is located in easily one of the most stunning locations I ever had the pleasure to visit - is currently honouring the great, the manic Austrian Egon Schiele with a retrospective of his portrait and self-portrait works.

The exhibition takes place at the Orangerie in the lower Belvedere and will remain on show until June 13. Details below.

Egon Schiele by Anton Josef Trčka, 1914, detail, courtesy Archiv Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Česky Krumlov - click to enlarge

On show: Feb 17 - Jun 13, 2011

Address: Unteres Belvedere, Orangerie, Rennweg 6, 1030 Wien, Austria, tel: 43 1 795 57-200, email: info@belvedere.at

Gallery hours: Mon - Sun: 10 AM - 6 PM, Wed: 10 AM - 9 PM

Admission: € 9,50

Press release

Publication: EGON SCHIELE - Selbstporträts und Porträts, ed. Agnes Husslein-Arco, Jane Kallir, ISBN: 978-3-7913-5108-7 (German), ISBN: 978-3-7913-5109-4 (English)