Focus: Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry
"Focus: Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry" brings together a selection of miniature jeweled masterworks by the leading artists of the Wiener Werkstätte (Viennese Workshops), including the firm’s co-founders Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser. It also includes examples by Carl Otto Czeschka, Maria Likarz-Strauss, Dagobert Peche, and Max Snischek. These wearable works of art were among the most coveted designs produced by the Wiener Werkstätte and many were made only once. An impressive array of Hoffmann’s square brooches, which have been favorably compared to Gustav Klimt’s canvases, are a highlight of the presentation. This show offers a unique opportunity to view Wiener Werkstätte treasures, which are of the highest quality and extremely rare.
"Focus: Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry" is curated by Janis Staggs, Director of Curatorial at Neue Galerie New York.
IN THE NEWS
"Literally a jewel box of a show, this exhibition of jewelry, made by the Wiener Werkstätte (1903–32)—a coalition of Viennese artists and artisans committed to fusing traditional craftsmanship to modern design principles—is hidden amid a sea of contour drawings by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt."
"Best art exhibits to see at NYC museums this fall."
Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956), Brooch, 1907, silver, partly gilt; agate, coral, lapis lazuli, malachite, turquoise, semi-precious stones. Private Collection