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Galerie St. Etienne

Recent Acquisitions
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Current Exhibition

July 7 through October 10, 2009

Press Release

The Galerie St. Etienne’s traditional summer exhibition features RECENT ACQUISITIONS and also recaps highlights of the past season.

The art market bubble has at last burst, but the good news is that a lot of wonderful art has returned to the market—and the Galerie St. Etienne is proud to offer a number of such pieces in its summer installation. Highlights of the RECENT ACQUISITIONS exhibition include spectacular groupings of works by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, three watercolors by Lyonel Feininger (spanning the whole of the artist’s career), two excellent gouaches by Oskar Kokoschka, a charcoal drawing by Käthe Kollwitz, and a bronze by American artist Leonard Baskin. RECENT ACQUISITIONS also features major drawings and oil paintings from Sue Coe’s series Elephants We Must Never Forget, and print works by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Otto Mueller, Emil Nolde, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. In the area of self-taught art, the exhibition includes rarely-available drawings by Morris Hirshfield, a large-scale map drawing by Henry Darger, and a major self-portrait painting by John Kane, as well as works by Lawrence Lebduska and Grandma Moses.

RECENT ACQUISITIONS is documented by a comprehensive checklist, which is available free of charge by mail, or can be downloaded from our website: The accompanying essay contains the Galerie St. Etienne’s annual “state of the market” report, which this year discusses the effects to date of the “Great Recession” on the art world.

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