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‘Fantastic Worlds’ at W&K Galerie, Vienna

W&K Galerie opens its doors to Alfred Kubin’s “Fantastic Worlds” today. The exhibition, featuring a selection of Kubin’s drawings and graphic works, will be on view through March 22, 2019.

Kubin was an Austrian printmaker, illustrator, and occasional writer. Kubin is considered an important representative of Symbolism and Expressionism. He illustrated the works of Edgar Allan Poe, E.T.A. Hoffmann, and Fyodor Dostoevsky, among others. An artist with a versatile oeuvre and work, Kubin was a member of the Blaue Reiter, as well as a close friend of Paul Klee, and exhibited at their second exhibition in 1912. He also had numerous connections with important artists, such as Lyonel Feininger, and philosophers of his time, and yet always remained a loner — a unique, distinctive artistic position of the 20th century. Kubin’s work is marked by fantastic dream visions. These visions are characterized by a bizarre world of figures, which creates a connection between aspects of horror and humor. His works are always accompanied by a narrative moment. Kubin’s painterly and graphic style was inspired among others by the visionary and symbolic works of Francisco de Goya, James Ensor, Odilon Redon, Edvard Munch, and Max Klinger. His works can be found today not only in the Lenbachhaus Munich but also in the Neue Galerie New York.

By participating in international art fairs and presenting furthermore representatives of classical modernism such as Erich Heckel, Lyonel Feininger and Pablo Picasso, W&K has established itself as a key at the artmarket over the past 25 years. With the W&K Edition, the gallery is dedicated to the publication of scientific exhibition catalogues and monographs. In their 25 years as art dealer, W&K have placed prominent works with notable museums and private collections across the globe. As part of regular collaborations and loans, works from W&K have already been exhibited in more than 30 international museums and collections, such as the Albertina Museum Vienna, the Belvedere, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the National Gallery in London and the Fundacion Juan March.

The exhibition will be on view through March 22, 2019 at W&K Palais Schonborn-Batthyany, Renngasse 4,  A-1010, Wien, Austria.

For details visit: https://www.w-k.art

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.


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