Galerie St. Etienne
As has become traditional, the Galerie St. Etienne’s summer exhibition features RECENT ACQUISITIONS, while also recapping highlights of the past season.
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In the wake of our fall exhibition, Käthe Kollwitz: Master Printmaker, the Galerie St. Etienne was fortunate to acquire a number of exceedingly rare and desirable Kollwitz prints, as well as two sculptures, all of which are included in our summer show. Demonstrating that there are still discoveries to be made in the field of "Outsider Art," the gallery devoted the first months of 2003 to a showing of Russian self-taught artists. Pavel Leonov, Vasilij Romanenkov, Nikifor Zaiatz and Rosa Zharkikh were hailed as major finds by critics covering the concurrent Outsider Art Fair. Following the Russian exhibition, we wrapped up the spring season with a survey of early twentieth-century Viennese art and design, which include over 150 objects by Josef Hoffmann, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Berthold Löffler, Dagobert Peche, Egon Schiele and many others. Our summer exhibition, with new works by these artists as well as by Ferdinand Andri and Alfred Roller, includes a particularly strong selection of Secessionist posters. Finally, the RECENT ACQUISITIONS show is rounded out by the self-taught artists Henry Darger, Minnie Evans, Michel Nedjar and Grandma Moses, plus an extensive new inventory of works by the Artists of Gugging.
RECENT ACQUISITIONS is documented by a comprehensive checklist, which is available free of charge by mail or can be down-loaded from our website, www.gseart.com. The accompanying essay contains the Galerie St. Etienne’s annual "state of the market" report, which this year discusses the impact on the art world of the international political and economic situation.