A weekly artsy update

Mag. Alexandra Markl presents a weekly artsy review with exciting articles and interesting exhibitions. Stay informed with us!

Helene Funke „Dreams“, 1913

Every weekday the Belvedere Museum presents a guided tour with Markus Hübl through the Upper Belvedere. In the 5-minute video, the specialist explains a picture, the artist and the significance for the art world. This article deals with “Dreams” by Helene Funke, an artist who is finally rediscovered by the art market.

If you want to buy art by this artist – the im Kinsky is the right place for you! In March the auction house im Kinsky sold the painting “Tropical Plants” by the artist for KP € 28.160 (HP €22. 000).

Forgotten Surrealists

Let’s stay with the – unfortunately numerous – underestimated female artists. . .

The magazine Monopol published an article about the female artists of Surrealism. These included Meret Oppenheim, who created an icon of Surrealism with her  “Breakfast in Fur”. The sculpture was purchased by MoMA. Her companion and lover Max Ernst was so envious that he maliciously defamed her. Interested in buying art by Meret Oppenheim?

The auction house im Kinsky sold in its December auction 2019 “Bird Feet Table“ by Meret Oppenheim for KP € 6400 (HP €5000).

Fantastic Women

For those who would like to immerse themselves in the world of this fascinating art, we recommend the exhibition at Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt, which is currently only available online. In an exciting, informative, very well done “Digitorial“, a tour through the show “Fantastic Women“ is possible. We have to hope that such shows will further advance the reassessment of women’s art on the art market.

A great woman, whom we have been able to auction successfully in our auctions time and again: Olga Wisinger-Florian! And in the big June auction we are once again able to present a fantastic work by the artist:

Olga Wisinger-Florian, Girl with a white rabbit, 1883, Estimate: 35,000 – 50,000 €