German and Austrian Decorative Arts from Jugendstil to the Bauhaus: The Harry C. Sigman Gift

Behrens Mocha cup and saucer

From a dinnerware service shown at the Modern Dwelling Interiors exhibition at the Wertheim Department Store, Berlin, 1902
Execution: Porzellanfabrik Gebrüder Bauscher, Weiden

Hard-paste porcelain with stenciled design in blue
Neue Galerie New York. Gift of Harry C. Sigman

b. 1868
d. 1940

Mocha cup and saucer
Peter Behrens
1902
Behrens Mocha cup and saucer
Poster for Tropon

Colored lithograph

Neue Galerie New York. Gift of Harry C. Sigman
© 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SABAM, Brussels

b. 1863
d. 1957

Poster for Tropon
Henry van de Velde
1898
Poster for Tropon
Two-branch candlestick

Neue Galerie New York. Gift of Harry C. Sigman

b. 1867
d. 1908

Two-branch candlestick
Joseph Maria Olbrich
ca. 1901
Two-branch candlestick

German and Austrian Decorative Arts from Jugendstil to the Bauhaus: The Harry C. Sigman Gift

February 7-April 22, 2013

The Neue Galerie presents a major gift of over 100 works of German and Austrian decorative arts from Los Angeles-based attorney and collector Harry C. Sigman.
 

Diverse examples of graphic design, ceramics, metalwork, and glass from Jugendstil to the Bauhaus contribute to a more complete representation of these periods in the Neue Galerie’s collection. These pieces serve as an eloquent new tribute to the great flowering of the applied arts in Germany and Austria during the early twentieth century. The donation represents important works by a wide range of German pioneers, including Peter Behrens, Marianne Brandt, Hans Christiansen, Otto Eckmann, Rudolf Hentschel, Richard Riemerschmid, Henry van de Velde and Heinrich Vogeler, as well as major Austrian figures such as Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Joseph Maria Olbrich, and Jutta Sika.