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Bringing back Kokoschka

A painting by the Austrian Oskar Kokoschka, valued at €3 million, will be returned to the heirs of a Jewish art dealer, Alfred Flechtheim, who was persecuted by the Nazis. The painting is now at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, but the Museum’s director respects the panel’s ruling. Instead of returning the painting, the […]

Kreisky: Nostalgia for Progress

Theater pieces, exhibitions, a commemoration in the Hofburg, podium discussions, lectures and presentations – a celebration of Bruno Kreisky, Austria’s longest serving chancellor, who would have been 100 year’s old Jan. 22. Kreisky died just over 20 years ago, after serving as chancellor from 1970 to 1983, much of it with an absolute majority, and […]

Book Review: The Pornographer of Vienna, by Lewis Crofts and Arrogance, by Joanna Scott

The Prodigy of Sin Books discussed in this article: The Pornographer of Vienna by Lewis Crofts Arrogance: A Novel by Joanna Scott   In 1907, according to several accounts, a young student from the Academy of Fine Arts came to see the master Gustav Klimt, founder of the Vienna Secession. “Do I have talent?” asked […]

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