Kovacek Contemporary, Vienna

Spiegelgasse 12

1010 Vienna

Austria

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Sylvia Kovacek   (Gallery Owner)

Angelo Rathey   (Director)

Alice Penz   (Director)

Carla Groh   (Director)

About

Half-lenght portrait of a girl with flowing hair - Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt Half-lenght portrait of a girl with flowing hair

The pink mountain - Hans Hofmann

Hans Hofmann The pink mountain

Cervo morbidus -  Wolfgang Erl - Lupo

Wolfgang Erl - Lupo Cervo morbidus

Cervo morbidus -  Wolfgang Erl - Lupo

Wolfgang Erl - Lupo Cervo morbidus

Cervo morbidus -  Wolfgang Erl - Lupo

Wolfgang Erl - Lupo Cervo morbidus

Cervo morbidus -  Wolfgang Erl - Lupo

Wolfgang Erl - Lupo Cervo morbidus

Cervo morbidus - transience -  Wolfgang Erl - Lupo

Wolfgang Erl - Lupo Cervo morbidus - transience

Court yard to paradise (nude with goblin) -  Wolfgang Erl - Lupo

Wolfgang Erl - Lupo Court yard to paradise (nude with goblin)

On the run (African) -  Wolfgang Erl - Lupo

Wolfgang Erl - Lupo On the run (African)

tulip daydreamer -  Sabine J. Wiedenhofer

Sabine J. Wiedenhofer tulip daydreamer

purple lily -  Sabine J. Wiedenhofer

Sabine J. Wiedenhofer purple lily

tulips tulips -  Sabine J. Wiedenhofer

Sabine J. Wiedenhofer tulips tulips

little crazy poppies -  Sabine J. Wiedenhofer

Sabine J. Wiedenhofer little crazy poppies

deep blue poppies -  Sabine J. Wiedenhofer

Sabine J. Wiedenhofer deep blue poppies

Red Shift - Doug Argue

Doug Argue Red Shift

Stories 4 - Doug Argue

Doug Argue Stories 4

Neighborhood - Doug Argue

Doug Argue Neighborhood

Strategies - Doug Argue

Doug Argue Strategies

Time Out of Mind - Doug Argue

Doug Argue Time Out of Mind

Chickens - Doug Argue

Doug Argue Chickens

Jass - Doug Argue

Doug Argue Jass

Sleeping girl (Sidi Riha) - Erich Heckel

Erich Heckel Sleeping girl (Sidi Riha)
Erich Heckel Stiftung confirmed the authenticity of the work.

Architecture with stars II - Lyonel Feininger

Lyonel Feininger Architecture with stars II

Portrait of a woman in a hat - Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Portrait of a woman in a hat
The authenticity of the work has been confirmed and listed in the archive by the Gallery Henze & Ketterer.

Composition à la feuille jaune -  Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger Composition à la feuille jaune
In realizing the compositions of his paintings and works on paper, Fernand Léger liked to work as a sculptor of the surface. He placed one element in front of the other to create an interlocking structure, as if the painted components were truly threedimensional. This work combines very different motifs: the artist has added furniture-like structures and elements to the yellow leaf from the title. In this way the contrast between nature and culture is incorporated as one of the themes. The result recalls a stash of objects at a flea market or in a loft, all combined into a cheerful whole with a light but inspired hand. The exciting touch is that Léger has also adopted abstract forms and structures and has incorporated the artist’s means of expression in his figurative composition. There are not many great modern artists who have combined figurative and abstract art with the same skill as Léger.
Léger painted this dense composition in about 1938, a particularly exciting year for the artist. After spending most of the year in France, in autumn Léger travelled to the USA. There he visited his friend Alexander Calder, worked on murals for Nelson Rockefeller’s New York apartment and gave lectures on the subject of colour in architecture. In 1939 he travelled back to France but just one year later, in 1940, returned to the USA where he remained until the end of the war. The American optimism and belief in progress appealed to Léger, who with his vibrant compositions at the same time introduced something of Europe’s ‘modern spirit’ to the New World.

Fleurs-coquillages - Max Ernst

Max Ernst Fleurs-coquillages
The work will be included in the supplementary volume of the complete work of Max Ernst in preparation edited by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.mult. Werner Spies in collaboration with Dr. Jürgen Pech.
Certificate of authenticity by Dr. Jürgen Pech, December 18th 2014

My Favorite Things - Doug Argue

Doug Argue My Favorite Things

Carletto Ponti - Oskar  Kokoschka

Oskar Kokoschka Carletto Ponti

Exhibiting Artists

  • Doug Argue  (+)

    Biography : Born 1962 in St. Paul, MN. Lives and works in New York City. EDUCATION: 1983 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN and 1980-82 Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN.

    Exhibition : SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2018 Marc Straus Gallery, New York, New York | 2017 Waterhouse and Dodd, New York, New York | 2015 Scattered Rhymes, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy | Palimpsests, Waterhouse and Dodd, New York, New York | 2014 Doug Argue, Page Turner, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA | 2013 Works on Paper, Edelman Arts, New York, NY | Doug Argue, Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan, Armenia | Doug Argue: The Art of Translation, Edelman Arts, New York, NY | 2012 Catch My Drift, Haunch of Venison Gallery, New York, NY | 2011 The Study of Infinite Possibilities, Edelman Arts, New York, NY | 2005 Sherry Leedy Gallery, Kansas City, MO. 2004 Gallery Co., Minneapolis, MN | 1998 Library of Babel, Associated American Artists, NY | 1997 Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN | 1996 Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, Associated American Artists, New York, NY | 1994 What is the Grass, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN | 1987-1990 Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN | 1987 Bockley Gallery, New York, NY | 1986 MC Gallery, Minneapolis, MN | 1985 Tally Gallery, Bemidji, MN | 1984 B square One Gallery, Minneapolis, MN | 1983 Bemidji State University Gallery, Bemidji, MN.
    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2018 True Colors, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York | 2017 The White Heat Marc Straus Gallery, New York, New York | 2016 Waterhouse and Dodd, New York, New York | 20|20 Nature Nurture, Bangkok, Thailand | 2015 Waterhouse and Dodd, New York, New York | Monumental, MANA Miami, Miami, FL | 2014 All The Best Artists are My Friends, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ | 2013 Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation | MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ | Contained Conflict, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, NY, NY | 2012 Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation | Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA | Abstraction : What is Real, Edelman Arts, New York, NY | 2010 Tuffatore, GRAM, Grand Rapids, MI.

    Detailed Description : Doug Argue’s paintings are often made with layers of radiant brushwork and scrims of crisp stenciled letters that envelope the entire canvas to suggest the passage of time, light, motion, and how the past informs the present. In technique, his is a dichotomy of precision and painterly gesture. In content, his paintings are cerebral with interweaving narratives and layers of meaning. Argue expresses the flux of life, suggesting the passage of time, and how the past informs the present. The atomized letters, “particulate matter” as Argue calls them, are culled from various texts including writers such as Petrarch, Melville and Rimbaud. They work harmoniously with other visual elements to create the possibility for unlimited patterns and meaning. Argue’s use of letters are usually not meant to be read, rather they often serve a spatial or rhythmic function, like visual musical notes, the way they float, stretch, skew, or dance en masse in swathes across the plane. This interest in literature began early in his career: a well-known 90’s monumental painting with thousands of caged chickens was prompted in part by a short story of Franz Kafka in which a dog contemplates where the we get our food. It is again on view and the centerpiece at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis. Unlike much of the process-driven abstract contemporary art, Argue’s work is rooted in ideas and allegories; with every mark Argue is crafting his story. In the end, Argue’s arresting compositions unbind recognizable images and literature to offer a new charged visual language, one that advances a dazzling view of a universe in flux charged with energy and coloratura. His opus is written with a paintbrush.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Doug Argue  - My Favorite Things My Favorite Things
    • Doug Argue  - Jass Jass
    • Doug Argue  - Chickens Chickens
    • Doug Argue  - Time Out of Mind Time Out of Mind
    • Doug Argue  - Strategies Strategies
    • Doug Argue  - Neighborhood Neighborhood
    • Doug Argue  - Stories 4 Stories 4
    • Doug Argue  - Red Shift Red Shift

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  • Edward Cucuel

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  • Max Ernst  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    • Max Ernst - Fleurs-coquillages Fleurs-coquillages

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  • Lyonel Feininger  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    • Lyonel Feininger - Architecture with stars II Architecture with stars II

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  • Erich Heckel  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    • Erich Heckel - Sleeping girl (Sidi Riha) Sleeping girl (Sidi Riha)

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  • Hans Hofmann  (+)

  • Hans Hofmann  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    • Hans Hofmann - The pink mountain The pink mountain

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  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Portrait of a woman in a hat Portrait of a woman in a hat

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  • Gustav Klimt  (+)

    Biography : Gustav Klimt was born on 14 July 1862, the second of eight siblings. At the age of fourteen he enrolled at the Vienna Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Arts and Crafts) in the classes of Ferdinand Laufberger and Julius Viktor Berger. In 1879 Gustav, his younger brother Ernst, and Franz Matsch started collaborating and founded the “Künstler-Compagnie” (Artists’ Company). They secured commissions to paint decorative schemes in many theatres. From 1886 to 1888, Gustav Klimt worked on ceiling paintings for the staircases at the Burgtheater in Vienna, followed by paintings adorning the stairway of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1890. In 1891 Klimt became a member of the Vienna Künstlerhaus. After the sudden death of his brother Ernst, the Künstler-Compagnie disbanded. In 1897 Klimt was a founding member of the Vienna Secession and its first President. Klimt left the Secession in 1905 forming the so-called “Klimt Group” with Josef Hoffmann, Otto Wagner and Koloman Moser. In the summer of 1908 he contributed to the major “Kunstschau” exhibition, shown in a building designed by Otto Wagner. Work on the Palais Stoclet in Brussels began in 1906 and was completed in 1911. Klimt’s close ties with the Flöge family led to him being invited to join them at the lake Attersee. Klimt regularly spent the summer months there between the years of 1900 and 1917 and it was here that he painted his “Attersee pictures”. Gustav Klimt enjoyed success and financial independence even during his lifetime. In his early career he was awarded public commissions for decorative schemes in some of the prominent buildings on the Ring, works that still reflect the influence of Hans Makart. After 1900 he became a society painter, portraying ladies who were receptive to the new style. Even at that time, he sold his masterpieces to major museums, for example The Kiss was acquired by the Österreichische Galerie. But he was never given a professorship at the Vienna Academy. Many trips

    Artist's Objects:

    • Gustav Klimt - Half-lenght portrait of a girl with flowing hair Half-lenght portrait of a girl with flowing hair

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  • Oskar Kokoschka  (+)

    Biography : Oskar Kokoschka was born on 1st March 1886 in Pöchlarn at the river Danube, Lower Austria. Soon after his family moved to Vienna, where he started to study at t he School of Arts and Crafts in 1904. Then in 1907 he became a member of the „Wiener Werkstätte“ until 1909 and was influenced by his professor Carl Otto Czeschka in developing an original style. His friend and mentor was Adolf Loos, through him Oskar Kokoschka got to know Herwarth Walden, his was editor of the magazine “Der Sturm” and founder of the same-named gallery, both was notably important for the spread of expressionism, cubism and futurism. They worked together until 1916. Since 1912 Oskar Kokoschka participated at the "Internationale Kunstausstellung des Sonderbundes" in Köln, but also in Zürich, Budapest, München und Stuttgart. From 1917 to 1923 Kokoschka lived in Dresden. He got a professorship at the Academy in Dresden in 1919 but due to his many travels he was often absent. From 1934 to 1938 Oskar Kokoschka worked in Praque. On 19th July 1937 the exhibition „Entartete Kunst“ was opened in Munich in the art museum „ Haus der Kunst“, there eight of his works were pilloried. In October 1938 Oskar Kokoschka fled of National Socialism to London, where he got member of "Free German League of Culture", the "Freien Deutschen Kulturbund" and the "Free Austrian Movement". In July 1953 the "Internationale Schule des Sehens" was founded in Salzburg. His last residence was in Villeneuve at the Lake Geneva. He died on 22th February 1980.

    Exhibition : last exhibition: Oskar Kokoschka - Krieg-Flucht-Frieden, Oskar Kokoschka Haus, Pöchlarn, 18.05 - 30.09.2018

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    • Oskar  Kokoschka  - Carletto Ponti Carletto Ponti

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  • Emil Krauss

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  • Fernand Léger  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Fernand Léger - Composition à la feuille jaune Composition à la feuille jaune

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  • Wolfgang Erl - Lupo  (+)

    Biography : Born in Munich, lives and works in Munich. Studies: Watercolour in the classes of Prof. F. Klein, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich; Painting in the classes of Prof. Markus Lüpertz; Lecture "Die Begegnung als Inspiration - Aktmalerei" in the classes of Prof. Markus Lüpertz and Armin Tölke ; Masterclass of Prof. Markus Lüpertz, Kunstakademie Bad Reichenhall; Founding member of the international artist group Breitengrad 27.

    Exhibition : Exhibitions at home and abroad

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Wolfgang Erl - Lupo - On the run (African) On the run (African)
    •  Wolfgang Erl - Lupo - Court yard to paradise (nude with goblin) Court yard to paradise (nude with goblin)
    •  Wolfgang Erl - Lupo - Cervo morbidus - transience Cervo morbidus - transience
    •  Wolfgang Erl - Lupo - Cervo morbidus Cervo morbidus
    •  Wolfgang Erl - Lupo - Cervo morbidus Cervo morbidus
    •  Wolfgang Erl - Lupo - Cervo morbidus Cervo morbidus
    •  Wolfgang Erl - Lupo - Cervo morbidus Cervo morbidus

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  • Emil Nolde

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  • Sabine J. Wiedenhofer  (+)

    Biography : Born 1974 in Vienna, AUT. Lives and works in Vienna, Murano and New York City.

    Exhibition : BIENNALS: 2017 Glasstress 2017/57th Biennale di Venezia 2017, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, ITA.
    GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2018 Austrian Fine Art - Fall, Galerie Kovacek, Vienna, AUT ǀ Summer Group Exhibition, C.A. Contemporary Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, AUT ǀ Summer 2018 & Sabine Wiedenhofer‘s poppy generations, Galerie Kovacek, Vienna, AUT ǀ Spring Group Exhibition, C.A. Contemporary Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, AUT ǀ Austrian Fine Art - Spring, Galerie Kovacek, Vienna, AUT ǀ 2017 Christmas exhibition, Galerie Kovacek, Vienna, AUT ǀ Fall Group Exhibition, C.A. Contemporary Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, AUT ǀ Opening Exhibition: Kunstsalon Perchtoldsdorf Showroom extended, Kunstsalon Perchtoldsdorf Showroom extended, Perchtoldsdorf, AUT ǀ Summer Group Exhibition, C.A. Contemporary Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, AUT ǀ Sabine Wiedenhofer and contemporaries, Galerie Kovacek, Vienna, AUT ǀ Austrian Fine Art - Spring, Galerie Kovacek, Vienna, AUT ǀ 2016 Austrian Fine Art - Spring, Galerie Kovacek, Vienna, AUT ǀ 2015 Christmas exhibition, Galerie Kovacek, Vienna, AUT ǀ 2014 Schloss Merkenstein, Glass-Installation, Schloss Merkenstein, Bad Vöslau, AUT ǀ Berengo Studio: a selection, Berengo Fine Arts - Murano, Murano, ITA.
    SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2017 Color & light - a love affair, Ritterburg Lockenhaus, Lockenhaus, AUT ǀ 2016 Sabine Wiedenhofer, Gallery Kovacek contemporary, Looshaus, Vienna, AUT ǀ Summer time blues - Gallery Kovacek contemporary, Galerie Kovacek, Vienna, AUT ǀ 2015 Sabine Wiedenhofer - Gallery Kovacek contemporary, Galerie Kovacek, Vienna, AUT ǀ 2014 Weiss Meets Wiedenhofer - Gallery Kovacek contemporary, Galerie Kovacek, Vienna, AUT ǀ 2013 Sabine Wiedenhofer - Gallery Kovacek contemporary, Galerie Kovacek, Vienna, AUT ǀ 2012 Sabine Wiedenhofer - Gallery Kovacek contemporary, Galerie Kovacek, Vienna, AUT ǀ 2011 Innocence - charity exhibition for doctors without borders, Roof-Foyer Hofburg Vienna, Vienna, AUT.

    Detailed Description : The art of Sabine Wiedenhofer is the result of uniting manifold visual elements and materials. She works with photography, painting, sculpture, glass and metal intertwining various elements in order to create complex images. Her creativity has developed while extensively experimenting with materials and by observing how they are affected by light, color, dimension and their positions within the overall structure. Her multi-dimensional creations of space, emptiness and light are like instruments on which she plays with the contrast between equilibrium and instability. As of 2009 Wiedenhofer has been developing her Cubes series which represents the various stages and facets of life. Events, twists of fate, times of uncertainty, hope, luck as well as setbacks and ever-lasting love. These building blocks of life are combined in a new element of art, comparable to a mosaic. Wiedenhofer achieves this degree of complexity not by using high-tech equipment but through having numerous stages of planning and with meticulous preparation. The artwork TriBeCa examplifies one of the more lyrical aspects of her art in which the spirit of systematic reflection and poetic emotion merge, as well as the formal play of symmetries with the intention to create an imaginary landscape by means of abstraction.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Sabine J. Wiedenhofer - deep blue poppies deep blue poppies
    •  Sabine J. Wiedenhofer - little crazy poppies little crazy poppies
    •  Sabine J. Wiedenhofer - tulips tulips tulips tulips
    •  Sabine J. Wiedenhofer - purple lily purple lily
    •  Sabine J. Wiedenhofer - tulip daydreamer tulip daydreamer

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Other Represented Artists