GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN DECORATIVE ARTS FROM JUGENDSTIL TO THE BAUHAUS: THE HARRY C. SIGMAN GIFT
The Neue Galerie presents a major gift of over 100 works of German and Austrian decorative arts from Los Angeles-based attorney and collector Harry C. Sigman. Diverse examples of graphic design, ceramics, metalwork, and glass from Jugendstil to the Bauhaus contribute to a more complete representation of these periods in the Neue Galerie’s collection. These pieces serve as an eloquent new tribute to the great flowering of the applied arts in Germany and Austria during the early twentieth century. The donation represents important works by a wide range of German pioneers, including Peter Behrens, Marianne Brandt, Hans Christiansen, Otto Eckmann, Rudolf Hentschel, Richard Riemerschmid, Henry van de Velde and Heinrich Vogeler, as well as major Austrian figures such as Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Joseph Maria Olbrich, and Jutta Sika.