London, 8 October 2012. Art Media Agency (AMA).
Private collection of American financier and philantropist Benedict Silverman is on display from 5 October to 24 November 2012 at the Richard Nagy Gallery in London. Valued at €100,000,000, it is one of the most important private collections of German and Austrian art of the 20th century. The exhibition will be an opportunity to admire treasures of the Viennese Secession, a specific style of Art Nouveau, which begun in Austria at the beginning of the 20th century. The works on display entail pieces by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. The Viennese workshops (Wiener Werkstätte) are represented by pieces by Koloman Moser et Carl Otto Czeschka. Works by German expressionists Otto Dix and Ludwig Meidner will also be on display.
In the exhibition press release, Richard Nagy expresses how great a joy it is for him to inaugurate this event: ” ’I am delighted to bring this extraordinary collection to London. It is a rare opportunity to see masterpieces which have travelled to the most prestigious museums in the world like the Neue Galerie, the MoMA, the Albertina, the Belvedere, and the Beyeler Foundation, as well as important museums in Korea, Japan and Australia – but never presented as one man’s collection.”