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20th Century Austrian Design on View in Manhattan

Auction Wiener Werkstaette
March 1, 2011

Auction Vienna and the Wiener Werkstätte in New York City 

On March 3rd 2011, auction house Phillips de Pury & Company will hold the design auction Vienna and the Wiener
Werkstätte at the company’s New York flagship, 450 Park Avenue, where the 51 objects are currently on view.
Among the highlights are works by Otto Wagner as well as the founders of the Wiener Werkstätte, Josef
Hoffmann and Koloman Moser.

Phillips de Pury & Company’s Design auction will integrate many aspects of the Wiener Werkstätte’s production
such as furniture, jewelry, silver, glass, and ceramics made by the finest producers of the period including Loetz, E.Bakalowits Söhne, J & L Lobmeyr, J & J Kohn, and Thonet. Among the most significant commissions are pieces from the Österreichische Postsparkasse, the telegraph office of Die Zeit, or the Cabaret Fledermaus. The
Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshop), among the great design collectives of the 20th Century, was founded by architect Josef Hoffmann and painter Koloman Moser and operated from 1903-1932. The goal was to produce
perfect works of art of exceptional quality and a high level of craftsmanship.

AUCTION: 3 March 6 pm
VIEWING: 22 February – 3 March 10 am – 6 pm
LOCATION: Phillips de Pury & Company, 450 Park Avenue, New York 10022

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