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Dorotheum breaks records

The Dorotheum has been exceptionally successful in 2013. They have been breaking their own records for modern, contemporary and silver auctions, and a recent Old Masters sale ranked second best in the auction house’s history. Most noteworthy was the world record price for a piece by Austrian painter Hans Makart. The painting, The Death of […]

Book Review: The Red Prince, by Timothy Snyder

Man Without a Country Internationals new to Austria often find it comical that portraits of the Emperor Franz Josef still grace the walls of cafés and hotel lobbies in Vienna and are for sale at every souvenir stand. After all, he died nearly a century ago in 1916 in the middle of The Great War, […]

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