Closing on Monday the 20th after a 4 month run, this weekend is your last chance to see the ‘RICHARD GERSTL INSPIRATION – LEGACY’ exhibition at the Leopold Museum in the Vienna MuseumsQuartier.
Curated by Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Diethard Leopold the exhibition includes around 50 works by Richard Gerstl. Gerstl’s oeuvre is displayed alongside over a 100 works by classic modernist such as Vincent van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Pierre Bonnard, post-war titans such as Willem de Kooning, Francis Bacon and contemporary Austrian artists like Arnulf Rainer, Günter Brus and Martha Jungwirth.
This curation lends great insights into this much maligned artist. Gerstl’s contradictory work was hardly understood during his lifetime and after his suicide at the age of 25 much of his work was put into storage by his family only to be rediscovered years later.
The exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience the stylistic and aesthetic contributions of this iconoclastic Austrian modernist in dialog with other artists of his time and his lasting influence on subsequent generations.
The LEOPOLD MUSEUM is open 10am to 6pm at MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien.