Dudok, Hendrik Wijdeveld, Hermann Finsterlin, and Vilmos Huszar, issues were dedicated to Frank Lloyd Wright, Jan Toorop, Josef Hoffmann
and Erich Mendelsohn, tackling subjects as varied as Eastern art, Hungarian art, advertising, seashells, skyscrapers and crystals.
Even if you've never heard of Wiener Werkstatte, the Vienna-based collective of master artists and craftspeople, you probably know of its originators, Josef Hoffmann
and Koloman Moser.
The Weiner Werkstatte, now regarded as one of the most collectible and pioneering movements throughout design history, was established by a pair of architects and designers, Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann
, in 1903.
Architect Josef Hoffmann
(1870-1956) designed installation spaces for Secessionist exhibitions and also a house for Moser.
Architect Josef Hoffmann
(1870-956) designed installation spaces for ecessionist exhibitions and also a ouse for Moser.
The April 4th sale will include early rugs such as a 17th century Persian vase carpet, a 16th century Cairene, an Early Mughal rug, and will also feature carpets by some of the most renown designers such as Josef Hoffmann
, Emile Ruhlmann, Leleu and a beautiful arts and crafts Gavin Morton rug.
Nearby, Clark's Cancellation-Microphone, 2015, reconfigured a 1907 Josef Hoffmann
Cabaret Fledermaus chair into a quasi-figural onstage performer.
Some of these craftsmen-artists, designers, and architects are household names still (Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Carlo Bugatti, Walter Gropius, Georg Jensen, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright) while other are less prominent now but were profoundly influential and renowned and admired at the time--figures such as Charles Robert Ashbee, Christopher Dresser, Emile Galle, Edward Colonna, Taxile Doat, Archibald Knox, Louis Majorelle, Galileo Chini, Chris van der Hoef, Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann
, Gustave Siegel, Josef Maria Olbrich, Peter Behrens, Max Laeuger, and Richard Riemerschmid.
DeBuse and Evans find similar linear compositions in the work of Josef Hoffmann
, the 19th-20th century Austrian architect and designer of furniture and consumer goods.
Because of the Gallia Family materials, the exhibition has a specific, not quite muted character that distinguishes it from other shows put on in Europe and America over the years to celebrate the four key figures noted in the sub-title to this book and the exhibition: Gustav Klimt, Adolf Schiele, Josef Hoffmann
, and Adolf Loos.
A separate exposition on the artist's collaboration with architect Josef Hoffmann
, another Secession co-founder, is already running until March 4.