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The Gate Crasher: Im Kinsky a rear window on art

The Gate Crasher: Im Kinsky a rear window on art

Entering the grand carriage way of the Palais Kinsky, into the Stiegenhaus past the gauntlet of magnificent Baroque statuary up the grand stairway, I was stunned, as is often the case in Vienna, by the surrounding opulence. These palaces have that effect – the kind of red carpeted, marbled luxury that makes you conscious of […]

Auctions & Openings: Dec. 2012/Jan. 2013

AUCTIONS: CHRISTMAS AUCTION Classical Modernism and Contemporary Art. 11 Dec., 15:00 Im Kinsky, Palais Kinsky 1., Freyung 4, (01) 532 42 00 office@imkinsky.com www.imkinsky.com CARS & VEHICLES A monthly auction of vehicles, machines, and tools. 4 Dec., 10:00 Fahrzeug Technik Zentrum Doktor-Robert-Firneisstr. 6-8 A-2331 Vösendorf (01) 602 04 58 www.dorotheum.com PALAIS DOROTHEUM The month of […]

Auctions & Openings: Nov. 2012

Auctions & Openings: Nov. 2012

Auctions Sporting & Vintage Guns Target-specific rifles and handguns, and more hunting equipment. 3 Nov., 10:00 Palais Dorotheum 1., Dorotheergasse 17 (01) 515 60-0 www.dorotheum.com   Furniture Antique housewares including chandeliers, hutches and secretaries. 5 Nov., 14:00 Palais Dorotheum 1., Dorotheergasse 17 (01) 515 60-0 www.dorotheum.com   Stamps Large selection from Austria and Germany, as […]

Auctions & Openings: Oct. 2012

Auctions & Openings: Oct. 2012

  AUCTIONS VIENNAFIL Viennafil’s collection of nearly 2,000 vintage stamps and postal artifacts from old empires. 5 Oct., 17:00 6 Oct., 10:00 –14:00 Fleming’s Deluxe Hotel Wien-City, Hall 1-3 8., Josefstädter Straße 10-12 www.viennafil.com    DOROTHEUM AUCTION WEEK 16 Oct., 17:00: 19th Century Art. Vasili Andreyevich Golynsky’s Hot Summer Day is featured with portraits by Gerolamo Induno, Giovanni Boldini […]

Auctions & Openings: Sep. 2012

Auctions & Openings: Sep. 2012

Openings GALERIE BENEDICT The opening coincides with Nigeria’s 52nd anniversary of its independence, showcasing contemporary work of Nigerian artists. See also “Africa in Black and White”. 1-6 Oct, 13:30-20:30 Galerie Benedict 1., Sonnenfelgasse 13/1 (0) 1 958 6213 www.galerie-benedict.com   NACHT Ostlicht, a project of Westlicht director Peter Coeln, opened in June of this year, specialising […]

The Dorotheum: A Vehicle of Legend

The Dorotheum: A Vehicle of Legend

Vintage Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Mercedes, Porsche, AC Bristol, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin: going once – going twice – going thrice – it’s yours! Known for over 300 years as the largest auction house in continental Europe, the Dorotheum in Vienna’s inner city specialises in modern and contemporary art, 19th century art, silver, glass and porcelain, […]

Going Once…

Going Once…

Walking through the inner city in search of an ATM, I stumbled across the Dorotheum, Vienna’s famed auction house, tucked away behind the cafes and curving corners of the 1st District. Could this be Vienna’s best-kept secret south of the Graben? I tried the door. Locked. It was out of hours. I peered in between […]

Pricey Auction in The City of Music

Pricey Auction in The City of Music

No one expected the Dorotheum’s recent auction of musical instruments to make headlines. Outside of London or New York, the buyers just aren’t there. Even in a city of music like Vienna, with what might seem such an obvious market, instrument auctions have been largely local affairs, and for a number of years had been […]

Adele II Goes on the Block

The second of the Adele Bloch-Bauer portraits by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt and three landscapes go up for auction at Christies in New York on Nov. 8.  The four paintings, and another portrait purchased in June by cosmetics heir Ronald Lauder, were part of a heated restitution battle between the Austrian government and the family […]

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