International, Regional, Ecological, Traditional, Unique
The sun shines on Salzburg in Franz Steinfeld’s painting of 1825. It is one of the masterworks awaiting discovery at the State Rooms of Salzburg’s Residenz at the DomQuartier. At Easter, from April 1 to 10, 2023, the hearts of art lovers and collectors will beat faster, as the Festival town welcomes the 46th edition of the ART&ANTIQUE, Salzburg’s most important and venerable art, antiques and design fair. The cream of Austrian art dealers and some of the world’s leading exhibitors head to Salzburg for this event.
The ART&ANTIQUE embarks upon a journey straddling time and continents. Where else can you admire a “Bureau Mazarin” – an artfully inlaid desk by one of Louis XIV’s best cabinet and marquetry makers – or look into the eyes of Federico II Gonzaga, son of Isabella d’Este, in one of the earliest child portraits of the Italian renaissance, painted by Francesco Bonsignori? A sumptuous astronomical plate clock decorated with allegories of the four continents was commissioned in Vienna in 1690 by Emperor Charles VI and is still running today. At the Residenz, Greek vases from the first century BC recount ancient myths while visitors can choose among an impressive number of Schiele drawings, sought-after all over the world, or enjoy the colourful smile of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn.
Sometimes goodness is also right under our nose – consider the face of the statue of Mary on Salzburg’s Cathedral Square. It is a likeness of Salzburg’s baroque painter Rosa Hagenauer-Barducci, who portrayed herself together with her husband, the sculptor Johann Baptist Hagenauer, as visitors to the ART&ANTIQUE can ascertain. She was also his favourite model. Her fame, however, rests on her portrait of Mozart’s mother. Art from the region!
In its efforts to ensure that the sun continues to shine upon Salzburg, the ART&ANTIQUE team is working hard to make its fairs more sustainable and ecological.
Its location, the Residenz, part of Salzburg’s DomQuartier, lies within the car-free centre of the historical city and is easily reached by public transport.
Together with a new partner specialized in booth construction for fairs, the Austrian company museom service gmbh, a new, resource-friendly system has been developed for the exhibitors’ booths. For this edition, fabric wallpaper was dispensed in order to set an ecological example.
The booths are illuminated by long-lasting, energy-saving LED spotlights. Digital invitations, an online catalogue of exhibitors and a digital portal for premium partners reduce print products, saving ink, energy and paper. Separate receptacles will ensure that PET water bottles can be recycled correctly at the venue. Shared transport of the exhibitors’ artworks via pooled shipping saves resources and lowers the fair’s CO2 footprint.
The most compelling argument for collectors has been confirmed by a study in England: people who buy antiques are behaving particularly environment-friendly! The association “The Antiques Trade” (including the Antiques Trade Gazette, Antiques Are Green, iacf - International Antiques & Collectors Fairs, The British Antique Dealers’ Association, LAPADA – The Association of Art & Antique Dealers, Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers, Online Galleries and Antiques.co.uk) recently commissioned a study comparing two chest of drawers, a new one and one built in 1830, both in the same price segment, of equal size and the same functionality. The raw materials, production, distribution, storage, restoration and disposal of both were compared with regard to their CO2 footprints. The results are more than clear: the new item of furniture came in at CO2 emissions of 11.36 kg per year, while the antique piece came in at only 0.72 kg per year. This means that its effects on global warming are an astonishing 16 times lower than a comparable new piece of furniture. (antikolis.de/nachhaltigkeit)
Exhibitors in 2023
DOROTHEA APOVNIK KUNSTHANDEL FINE ART
GALERIE FRANÇAISE GÉRARD SCHNEIDER
KUNSTHANDEL GIESE & SCHWEIGER
GALERIE GERALD HARTINGER
KOVACEK SPIEGELGASSE GEMAELDE GLAS
KUNSTHANDEL MICHAEL KRAUT
KUNSTHANDEL NATALIA RIEDL
SCHÜTZ ART SOCIETY
W&K - WIENERROITHER & KOHLBACHER
Visual Arts, Antiquity:
CHRISTOPH BACHER ARCHÄOLOGIE ANCIENT ART
Visual Arts, Icons:
Visual Arts, Arts & Crafts, Design, Furniture:
GALERIE BEI DER ALBERTINA ▪ ZETTER
GALERIE SUSANNE BAUER
CHRISTIAN EDUARD FRANKE
FLORIAN KOLHAMMER, art since the turn of the 20th century
KUNSTHANDEL NIKOLAUS KOLHAMMER
SCHWAB & PATZL KUNSTHANDEL
KUNSTHANDEL MARKUS STRASSNER
Arts & Crafts, Design and Silver:
Visual Arts, Arts & Crafts, Clocks:
KUNSTHANDEL DR. TILMAN ROATZSCH
Visual Arts, Arts & Crafts, Furniture, Folk Art, Sculptures:
WALTER MOSKAT KUNST & ANTIQUITÄTEN
Antique Carpets and Knotted Textiles:
BAGHERPUR KNÜPFWERKE SEIT 1971
Jewellery and Silver:
ULF ENGLICH INH. FRANZ WAGNER
PINTAR SCHMUCK UND SILBER DES 20. JAHRHUNDERTS
THE OLD TREASURY
Facts & Figures
ART&ANTIQUE Residenz Salzburg
April 1 to 10, 2023
Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm
Residenz Salzburg at the DomQuartier
Premium Partner Portal: www.artantique-residenz.at/premiumpartner/
Catalogue of Exhibitors: www.artantique-residenz.at/aussteller/
Day Pass: 15 Euro
Discounted Day Pass: 12 Euro
Students (with ID, up to 27): Free Admission
Raiffeisen Salzburg Private Banking
Salzburg Easter Festival
M.A.C. Hoffmann & Co. GmbH
Hofburg Schweizertor, PF 22
1016 Vienna, Austria