A weekly artsy update

Mag. Alexandra Markl again presents three things from the art world that you shouldn’t miss!

The basics of collecting art

It won’t be the corona virus but the art bug which will stay with us after all. Whoever catches it has it forever – and with the greatest pleasure! Of course, you don’t have to be a wealthy collector to value art and to maybe even buy a beautiful piece from time to time. Especially an auction house like the imKinsky offers the possibility of doing so at advantageous prices.

  

It is always interesting and insightful to watch other collectors, to find out how they go the bug. This can be just a source of inspiration for one’s own wish list, but also a benchmark for what artists might gain value over time, a pleasant side effect of collecting.

In that spirit, Website Collectors Agenda offers an engaging interview with the Austrian collector Martin Lenikus.

His collection comprises young, still lesser known or by now even more discerned Austrian artists. Some other works of these artists have been on offer at the auction house im Kinsky, like are Gunter Damisch, Zenita Komad, Andreas Leikauf, Bianca Regl, Hubert Scheibl, Heimo Zobernig.

  

„Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art“

Many of us are very much looking forward to our first cultural outing. As one of the very first institutions, the Belvedere Museum will open its gates anew to its fantastic show “Into the Night – Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art” from May 15th.

On view are wonderful re-builts of the famous nightlcubs from the beginning of the 20th Century, like the Viennese Fledermaus bar that was the work of the protagonists of the Wiener Werkstätte in 1907. Members included Josef Hoffmann, works of whom are always going well at our auctions.

This exhibition will have to close by the end of May, so do not miss out!

The Art Quiz

And last but not least: the obligation to wear a mask seen through an art quiz. The Website Monopol offers fun questions – who will recognize all the 11 artworks (ranging from Dürer to Modersohn-Becker) from which only the eyes being made visible?

The Auction House im Kinsky has had some bewitching eyes on offer lately, too: In the painting “Wonderhouse” by Xenia Hausner, we looked at the mesmerizing eyes of Andre Heller and his son. This picture was part of our march auction and sold for € 76.800 (hammer price € 60.000).