Carl Spitzweg, The Bookworm, 1850 © Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt Foto | Photo: Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt

  • Erwin Wurm, Take your most loved philosophers, 2002 © Studio Erwin Wurm Foto | Photo: Leopold Museum/Lisa Rastl, Installationsansicht | Installation view Leopold Museum, Wien | Vienna © Bildrecht, Wien, 2017
  • Carl Spitzweg, The Intercepted Love Letter, c. 1855 © Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt Foto | Photo: Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt
  • Erwin Wurm, Landed Gentry, 2008 © Privatbesitz | Private collection Foto | Photo: Studio Erwin Wurm © Bildrecht, Wien, 2017
  • Carl Spitzweg, The Cactus Enthusiast, 1850 © Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt Foto | Photo: Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt
  • Erwin Wurm, Self-Portrait as Pickle, 2008 © Museum der Moderne Salzburg Foto | Photo: Studio Erwin Wurm, Installationsansicht | Installation view Ich – Es – Überich,  Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokio | Tokyo, Japan
  • Carl Spitzweg, Sunday Stroll, 1841 © Salzburg Museum Foto | Photo: Salzburg Museum
  • Erwin Wurm, Narrow House, 2010 © Studio Erwin Wurm Foto | Photo: Leopold Museum/Lisa Rastl, Installationsansicht | Installation view Leopold Museum, Wien | Vienna © Bildrecht, Wien, 2017
  • Carl Spitzweg, The Poor Poet, 1838 © Privatbesitz | Private collection Foto | Photo: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg/Monika Runge
  • Erwin Wurm, The artist begging for mercy (dedicated to Mauricio), 2002 © Studio Erwin Wurm Foto | Photo: Studio Erwin Wurm © Bildrecht, Wien, 2017
  • Carl Spitzweg, Arrival of the Stagecoach, c. 1859 © Eckhart G. Grohmann Collection, Milwaukee, WI (USA) Foto | Photo: Eckhart G. Grohmann Collection, Milwaukee, WI (USA)/Larry Sanders, Milwaukee, WI (USA)
  • Carl Spitzweg, The Flycatcher, 1848 © Privatbesitz | Private collection Foto | Photo: Richard Borek Stiftung, Braunschweig
  • Carl Spitzweg, The Butterfly Hunter, c. 1840 © Museum Wiesbaden, Dauerleihgabe der Bundesrepublik Deutschland | permanent loan of the Federal Republic of Germany Foto | Photo: Museum Wiesbaden
  • Carl Spitzweg, The Sunday Hunter, c. 1841–1848 © Staatsgalerie Stuttgart Foto | Photo: bpk/Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
  • Carl Spitzweg, The Knitting Guard, 1855 © Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt Foto | Photo: Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt
  • Carl Spitzweg, The Widower, c. 1860 © Salzburg Museum Foto | Photo: Salzburg Museum
  • Carl Spitzweg, The Garret I, 1848–1850 © Eckhart G. Grohmann Collection, Milwaukee, WI (USA) Foto | Photo: Eckhart G. Grohmann Collection, Milwaukee, WI (USA)/Larry Sanders, Milwaukee, WI (USA)
  • Carl Spitzweg, Hermit, Roasting a Chicken, 1841 © Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt Foto | Photo: Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt
  • Carl Spitzweg, At the Millinery, c. 1835 © Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt Foto | Photo: Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt
  • Carl Spitzweg, Hunting Accident, 1839 © Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt Foto | Photo: Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt
  • Carl Spitzweg, Selfportrait, 1842 © Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt Foto | Photo: Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt
  • CARL SPITZWEG, Dairymaid and Monk, 1838 © Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt Foto | Photo: Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt
  • Erwin Wurm, Adorno as Oliver Hardy in „The Bohemian Girl“ (1936), and the burden of desperation, 2006 © Sammlung | Collection Anne & Wolfgang Titze Foto | Photo: Studio Erwin Wurm/Lisa Rastl © Bildrecht, Wien, 2017
  • Erwin Wurm, Home, 2006 © Collection Antoine de Galbert, Paris Foto | Photo: Leopold Museum/Lisa Rastl, Installationsansicht | Installation view Leopold Museum, Wien | Vienna © Bildrecht, Wien, 2017
  • Erwin Wurm, New York Police Cap Gold, 2010 © Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London – Paris – Salzburg Foto | Photo: Leopold Museum/Lisa Rastl, Installationsansicht | Installation view Leopold Museum, Wien | Vienna © Bildrecht, Wien, 2017

Carl Spitzweg – Erwin Wurm

Hilarious! Hilarious?

25th March to 19th June 2017

The German artist CARL SPITZWEG (1808–1885) was a humorous and critical analyst of his time whose ironic works depict petit bourgeois and odd characters within their illusory Biedermeier world. Born in Munich, the painter and draftsman was a keen traveler and hiker whose biography reveals connections with Austria that are reflected in his oeuvre.

Some 130 years after his death, the Leopold Museum is dedicating the first comprehensive exhibition in Austria to this eminent artist, complemented by precisely placed cultural-analytical works created by the Austrian sculptor and photographic artist ERWIN WURM. The presentation features approximately 100 exhibits, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs, while the juxtaposition of the two artists’ works illustrates how they both deploy humor in order to analyze their respective eras in a critical manner.

Curator: Hans-Peter Wipplinger

 

media partner of the exhibition:

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