The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Eight Major Works By Egon Schiele To Be Offered at Christie's London in February 2008
Egon Schiele (1890-1918), Liegende Frau mit roter Hose und stehender weiblicher Akt, signed and dated `Egon Schiele 1912' (lower right), gouache, watercolour and pencil on paper, 17.3/4 x 12.1/2 (45.2 x 31.6 cm.). Executed in 1912. Estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2008.

LONDON.- An impressive collection of eight major works by Egon Schiele (1890-1918) will be offered in Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale including Art of the Surreal on 4 February 2008. Estimated to fetch in excess of £7.6 million, the collection is being sold to benefit the Neue Galerie in New York.

Mutter und Kind, of 1910, marks a decisive turning point in Egon Schiele's artistic and personal development (estimate: £1,500,000-2,000,000). It was in this year that the young artist would not only achieve a stylistic breakthrough in his art, but would also establish the universally compelling allegory of Mother and Child as an enduring theme in his work. Inspired in part by the monumental paintings of his mentor, Gustav Klimt, Mutter und Kind is one of Schiele's earliest studies on the subject that, he believed, stood as a metaphor for the cycle of birth, life and death.

With their bruised colouring and waif-like forms, the figures in Liegende Frau mit roter Hose und stehender weiblicher Akt, 1912 (estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000) indicate the vulnerability of human flesh, suggesting that the desire for love is tainted by the consciousness of our own mortality. Unlike other of his more provocative and explicit works depicting coupled women, in this gouache it is the hint of physical contact - the fact that it is an idea seemingly born only in the viewer's mind - that lends the work much of its mystery and power.

For Schiele, the human figure was the main vehicle through which he conveyed both passion and belief. In Stehender Mann, executed in 1913, he has created an image that is filled with tensions, and these function on various levels of content and style (estimate: £1,500,000-2,000,000). As is so often the case in Schiele's pictures of male figures, Stehender Mann acts as a form of self-portrait.

Painted in 1910, Selbstbildnis, Kopf (Self-Portrait, Head) is one of a series of self portraits that rank amongst Schiele’s finest achievements (estimate: £700,000-1,000,000). With his arresting gaze, Schiele stares out from the picture surface from Selbstbildnis (recto); Liegende Frau (verso) which was executed in 1914 (estimate: £800,000-1,200,000).

The collection also includes the charcoal on paper Mädchenakt mit pelzbesetztem (Mantel Girl in a Fur Coat), 1917 (estimate: £300,000-400,000); Sitzende Schwangere (Seated Pregnant Nude), circa 1910 (estimate: £400,000-600,000) and his 1917 portrait of Erich Lederer, the son of the Viennese industrialists August and Serena Lederer and one of Schiele's most faithful friends and dedicated patrons of his art (estimate: £400,000-600,000).

Today's News

January 14, 2008

Eight Major Works By Egon Schiele To Be Offered at Christie's London in February 2008

Jacob Lawrence: A Distinct Perspective on Humanity's Triumphs

Nashville Portraits: Photographs By Jim Mcguire Opens at Art Museum of Western Virginia

The Best of the Best: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from the DIA Collection

Beggars and Choosers: Motherhood is NOT a Class Privilege in America

Leo Kaufmann - 20 Jahre HISTORY - at Galerie Emmanuel Post

Spazio Giudeca Presents "Cows on Gondola" by Nicolo Paoli

Brian Alfred - Millions Now Living Will Never Die!!!

Shadowy: Nadine Feinson, Hilde Grandalen, and Andrew Hladky

Ruby Osorio - Looking Through the Blind

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Art of early man found in the greatest meteor crater on earth

2.- Exhibition celebrates Helmut Newton's 50-year career through a rare and unseen collection of vintage prints

3.- World's most costly painting on Saudi prince's yacht: report

4.- Sotheby's celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with an auction

5.- Domaine de Chantilly exhibits Leonardo da Vinci's 'Nude Mona Lisa'

6.- New book offers front-row seat to greatest concert in history

7.- The New York Botanical Garden opens its largest botanical exhibition ever

8.- The most famous car in the world: RM Sotheby's presents James Bond Aston Martin DB5

9.- Mexico unearths what may be historic recording of Frida Kahlo

10.- Exhibition of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's paintings marks centenary of his death

Related Stories

Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful