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Oskar Kokoschka - Expressionist, Migrant, European

Published: June 4, 2019; 16:51 · (Vindobona)

Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980) is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Therefore the Leopold Museum is dedicating one of the most comprehensive retrospectives to date to this artist, once dubbed the “chief wildling” among artists. By means of political allegories, incendiary posters and historical documents, Kokoschka is shown as a significant and rather ambivalent “homo politicus”.

Oskar Kokoschka, Self-Portrait, One Hand touching the Face, 1918/1919 / Picture: © Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 623, (c) Fondation Oskar Kokoschka, VBK, Vienna 2011

Featuring some 260 exhibits, including key works from international collections as well as works that have rarely or never been shown before, the exhibition’s curator Heike Eipeldauer shines the spotlight on Kokoschka’s multi-faceted work from all the periods of his oeuvre created at his various places of activity, including Vienna, Dresden, Prague, London and finally…

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