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Save the Date - 45th ART&ANTIQUE Residenz Salzburg

Old meets new. That has always been a recipe for fascinating confrontations. And at Easter this is borne out in Salzburg once again. At the Großes Festspielhaus, where Verdi depicts a clash of generations in his masterwork “Don Carlo”, for which Manfred Trojahn has even composed a new, contemporary prologue. And of course at the Residenz, where the 45th ART&ANTIQUE, Salzburg’s grand fair for art, antiques and design, assembles masterworks ranging from antiquity to our present times. Here, Ancient Rome meets Austrian baroque, Gothic art stares down the Viennese fin-de-siècle, and Art Déco furniture peeps into a Biedermeier setting. Exiting encounters are guaranteed!

Save the Date - ART&ANTIQUE Residenz Salzburg 2020


With Love: ART&ANTIQUE Residenzhof 2019

“Descend, Love!” Thus the chorus rejoices at the end of Mozart’s Idomeneo. Mozart’s early work of genius is featured at the Salzburg Festival this summer, where the opera performances explore antiquity and mythology. The ART&ANTIQUE at the Residenz Courtyard (August 10 to 18, 2019) offers the corresponding artwork. For the fifth time, the air-conditioned tent at the Residenzhof courtyard hosts ten selected art dealers and their treasures.

Among them is Venus, mother of Amor and goddess of love, depicted as a bronze statuette from the 2nd century AD, to be admired at the booth of Christoph Bacher Archäologie Ancient Art. Georges Braque has Theseus, the hero of antiquity, riding in a chariot (Kunsthaus Wiesinger), and candlesticks from the Empire period are graced by caryatids evoking the period (Kunsthandel Markus Strassner).

Visitors, however, will find even more objects paying homage to beautiful Venus. At Pintar Schmuck und Silber des 20. Jahrhunderts, creations by great jewellers await. Stars of classical modernism including Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Sonia Delaunay can be found at Galerie Française Gérard Schneider and at Kolhammer & Mahringer. Peonies painted by Anton Faistauer from Salzburg entice the viewers to the booth of Kunsthandel Freller. A marble Female Nude by Hans-Peter Profunser (Runge Kunsthandel) is juxtaposed with a portrait of a girl viewed with New Objectivity by Karl Hofer, across the aisle at Schütz Fine Art. The Chinese artist Li Hua produced an abstract portrait of the “painter of girls”, Gustav Klimt (at Schütz Fine Art – Chinese Department), while Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller immortalized an entire Happy Family (Lilly’s Contemporary Art Exclusive Antiques).

“2019 marks our fifth time successfully accompanying the Festival summer season with the ART&ANTIQUE, our exclusive, exquisite arts event. At the air-conditioned tent, art lovers are invited to discover offerings of ten our of our best regular exhibitors, talk to experts and receiving valuable advice. Thanks first and foremost to our wonderful, engaging exhibitors, the ART&ANTIQUE at the Residenzhof has established itself as an important fine arts counterpoint during the Salzburg Summer Festival, with which we enjoy an excellent relationship,” says Alexandra Graski-Hoffmann, Managing Director of M.A.C. - Hoffmann.

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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.