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ART&ANTIQUE Residenz Salzburg

When a small bunny made of gold, an attractive brooch, turns its sapphire gaze on Egon Schiele’s Seated Young Woman, while an ancient Syrian marble lion has been keeping a grim watch since 1600 BC and Herbert Brandl only painted his Goliath in India ink on wood last year: then you know it’s Eastertime in Salzburg, and the ART&ANTIQUE takes up residence for the 44th time at the state rooms of the Residenz, featuring its selection of leading Austrian and international art dealers.

40 exhibitors present themselves in 2019 at this tradition-steeped, most important fair for arts, antiques and design in Salzburg. In addition to many regular dealers, this year brings three outstanding newcomers to Salzburg: Artziwna and Dr. Keil from Vienna and Kunsthaus Kende from Tübingen.

From the treasures of antiquity via Old Masters, Biedermeier and Jugendstil art, all the way to classical modernism and selected contemporary artists, the range of offerings unfolds when traversing the Residenz state rooms. In the furniture department, richly inlaid baroque masterworks meet artful peasant pieces, not to mention many a rare Art Déco and Jugendstil find. Jewellery, arts and crafts, Asian arts, glass and silver objects are also part of the rich panoply exhibited at the Residenz from April 13 to 22, Easter Monday.

Among the highlights are high-carat works from Vienna around 1900: Gustav Klimt is represented with two drawings with their place in art history: Seated Girl, Study for Music II (1897-98, found at Wienerroither & Kohlbacher) and Frontal View of a Standing Woman with Long Gown, Hitched (Kunsthandel Giese & Schweiger), a study for the “Dancer” of the Stoclet Frieze. Schiele also occupies a pole position with his Seated Young Woman of 1918 (Galerie bei der Albertina · Zetter) and the Reclining Girl with Pulled-up Skirt (Kunsthaus Freller) at the Residenz. Schütz Fine Art offers Koloman Moser’s oil painting Grief and Hope, created around 1914 by that great universalist of his time. At Kunsthandel Kolhammer, this line-up is complemented by a brass table lamp, a sumptuous piece by Wiener Werkstätte designed by Dagobert Peche in 1922...


ART & ANTIQUE Residenz Salzburg

April 13 to 22, 2019

The Master Singers conquer the Festival stage and masterworks of art, antiques and design return to the Residenz! Once again, Salzburg unites all the arts at Eastertide: fine arts at the ART&ANTIQUE Residenz Salzburg and performing arts with Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Salzburg Easter Festival. There, on the opera’s festive meadow, the master craftsmen dedicate themselves to their ancient singing competition with its strict rules. Until Walther von Stolzing has the nerve to break those rules, while Hans Sachs recommends honouring tradition anyway.

Thanks to its outstanding exhibitors from Austria, Germany and Belgium, the ART&ANTIQUE manages to do both, and for the 44th time: antiques and daring strokes of genius, modernism and tradition are all united here in excellent quality, intriguing in its combinations and confrontations. Old masters meet contemporary paintings, sculptures of antiquity keep company with ceramics created in Vienna around 1900. And time-honoured crafts also prove their attraction: precious furniture, silver objects, glasses, jewellery, watches and many other highlights make the Residenz a treasure trove of fine art.