The Galerie St. Etienne, recognized for more than 75 years as a leading proponent of German and Austrian Expressionism, will feature Expressionist Women at Art Basel, June 13-18, 2017 (Hall 2.0, Stand H7). Although Expressionism was dominated by men, female artists also figured in the movement. The exhibition will include images of women by Käthe Kollwitz, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Marie-Louise Motesiczky, Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Erich Heckel, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Emil Nolde, Egon Schiele and others, from circa 1900 through the early 1950s.
Among the highlights will be Max Beckmann’s life-sized Portrait of Irma Simon. Most recently on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Max Beckmann in New York, the painting has remained with the sitter’s family since it was painted and has never before been offered for sale. Other highlights include Oskar Kokoschka’s depiction of Galatea—the ideal woman—and Otto Dix’s exquisite portrait of the renowned opera diva, Elisabeth Stüntzner. Egon Schiele’s Standing Female in Shirt with Black Stockings and Red Scarf is one of the artist’s rare, oversized watercolors from 1911. We believe it has not been on the market since 1919, when it was acquired by the present owner’s family.
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