Der Maler und sein Modell II, 1923 © Saint Louis Art Museum, Bequest of Morton D. May 910: 1983 (c) Fondation Oskar Kokoschka/VBK, Wien 2013

  • Earl Seubert (Schubert), Oskar Kokoschka rauchend als Gastdozent an der Minneapolis School of Arts, USA 1957 © Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Oskar Kokoschka-Zentrum
  • Oskar Kokoschka, Porträtaufnahme, Dresden 1919, Fotograf: Hugo Erfurth © Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Oskar Kokoschka-Zentrum © VBK, Wien 2013
  • Oskar Kokoschka, Self-Portrait, One Hand Touching the Face, 1918/19 © Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 623
  • Oskar Kokoschka und Olda Palkovska, London 1939, Foto: Trude Fleischmann © Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Oskar Kokoschka-Zentrum
  • Oskar Kokoschka blickt vom Balkon seines Ateliers in Prag auf die Moldau, im Hintergrund die Karlsbrücke, 1936, Foto: verm. Olda Palkovska, © Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Oskar Kokoschka Zentrum
  • Emil Korner, Oskar Kokoschka vor dem Gemälde »Anschluß – Alice im Wonderland«, 1942/43 © Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Oskar Kokoschka-Zentrum
  • Sven Simon, Oskar Kokoschka und Konrad Adenauer beim Schnapstrinken vor dem Adenauer-Portrait, Cadenabbia, 1966 © Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Oskar Kokoschka-Zentrum © Fotoagentur Sven Simon
  • Oskar Kokoschka, London, Blick auf die Themse vom Shell Mex Building, 1959 © Tate © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka/VBK, Wien 2013

Kokoschka - The Self in Focus

An exhibition in cooperation with the Oskar Kokoschka-Zentrum of the University of Applied Arts Vienna

4 October 2013 - 27 January 2014

Extended until 03.03.2014

With "Kokoschka - The Self in Focus", the Leopold Museum dedicates to one of the most significant 20th-century Austrian artists an exhibition that will for the first time give a prominent place to photographs from Kokoschka’s life.

Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980) is doubtless one of the most important protagonists of modernism. His oeuvre as a painter and graphic artist, as well as dramatist, essayist and stage designer, is enormous and has an established place in the histories of both art and literature.

Up to this point, there has existed very little awareness of the fact that Kokoschka’s life and works were also documented by a multitude of photographs. Around 5,000 photos have been preserved even just in the artist’s estate, which is now held by the University of Applied Arts Vienna. These photos will now be published for the first time, in a selection featuring scholarly commentary. Photos from Kokoschka’s occupational and private circles communicate a rich and intense artistic life, while at the same time they represent a piece of 20th-century history both in terms of cultural developments and in general.

Scholarly work on these holdings gave rise to the idea of a joint exhibition project of the Leopold Museum and the Oskar Kokoschka Centre of the University of Applied Arts.

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