NEW YORK (September 8, 2006)—“Josef Hoffmann: Interiors, 1902-1913,” which presents four complete interiors by the influential Austrian architect, will go on view from November 2, 2006 through February 26, 2007. It is the first exhibition of its kind and will highlight material never before shown in the United States.
“This exhibition will surprise and, I hope, please many people,” said Ronald S. Lauder, president of the Neue Galerie. “These magnificent interiors contain all the color and sense of fantasy that Josef Hoffmann originally gave to them.”
“Hoffmann epitomizes early-twentieth-century Viennese design,” said Renée Price, director of the Neue Galerie. “His rigorously abstracted forms were essential in defining the style of the era.”