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Recent Acquisitions (And Some Thoughts on the Current Art Market)    Jul 5 - Oct 7, 2011

In the Garden
Marie-Louise von Motesiczky
In the Garden, 1948
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July 5 through October 7, 2011

Press Release

The Galerie St. Etienne’s traditional summer exhibition features RECENT ACQUISITIONS and also recaps highlights from the past season’s shows.

This summer’s installation at the Galerie St. Etienne evidences both the institution’s commitment to scholarship and the high quality of artworks presently on the market. Standout aspects of RECENT ACQUISITIONS include an unusually wide selection of drawings by Gustav Klimt (among these preparatory works for major oils and the large-scale ink drawing Fish Blood), a grouping of drawings spanning the whole of Egon Schiele’s mature artistic career, major works on paper by Otto Dix and George Grosz, and oil paintings by Marie-Louise Motesiczky, a student of Max Beckmann whose first American exhibition took place at the Galerie St. Etienne earlier this season. RECENT ACQUISITIONS also features several virtually unique woodcuts by Lyonel Feininger and five bronzes by the American artist Leonard Baskin. In the area of self-taught art, the exhibition includes a rare drawing by Morris Hirshfield and three paintings by Grandma Moses.

RECENT ACQUISITIONS is documented by a comprehensive checklist, which is available free of charge by mail, or can be downloaded from our website: The accompanying essay contains the Galerie St. Etienne’s annual “state of the market” report, which this year details the waning roles of mega-dealers, mega-clients, and auctions in the wake of a decade that spotlighted high-profile collectors hungry for audacious returns.

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