Nieuwsbrief
Festive Oskar Kokoschka opening
17 September 2013

Unseen works

The retrospective exhibition ‘Oskar Kokoschka - Portraits of People and Animals’ brings together about 150 paintings and drawings from around the world, including three previously unseen works. In this newsletter, there are two highlighted.

Oskar Kokoschka, Self-Portrait, 1906, pencil on card, 14.3 x 9 cm. Private collection.  © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka, Vevey / 2013, ProLitteris.
Oskar Kokoschka, Self-Portrait, 1906, pencil on card, 14.3 x 9 cm. Private collection. © Fondation Oskar Kokoschka, Vevey / 2013, ProLitteris.

The first previously unknown work is an early self-portrait from 1906. Kokoschka drew it on a postcard and sent it to a friend while on holiday. This work only recently came to light when the current owner contacted a Kokoschka expert. The second work that will be exhibited publicly for the first time is the painting ‘Private Property’ (1939). Following the North Sea flood of 1953 a lottery was held to raise money for the victims and survivors. Oskar Kokoschka donated this painting. The current owner had the winning ticket.


Oskar Kokoschka, Private Porperty, 1939, Fondation Oskar Kokoschka, Vevey / 2013, ProLitteris

Well prepared for the museum? Buy an e-ticket
You can buy an e-ticket via the website prior to your visit. Avoid possible queues and proceed directly to the entrance. Buy your e-ticket via the website from next Saturday.

Catalogue
To coincide with the exhibition, the museum has published a catalogue about Kokoschka’s life and work, available for €34,95 in the museum shop, via webshop.boijmans.nl and from all good bookshops. The richly illustrated catalogue includes essays by guest curator Beatrice von Bormann and specialists Regine Bonnefoit, Katharina Erling and Lisa Smit and is designed by Tessa van der Waals.

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