LOCATION:<br /><ul><li>1048 Fifth Avenue, at 86th Street, New York City, USA
On the right is the location of the Neue Galerie from where we will be staying</li></li></ul><li>BACKGROUND INFORMATION:<br /><ul><li>The Neue Galerie is a small museum dedicated to early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design.
Neue Galerie means ‘New Gallery’ and it was founded by two men, Serge Sabarsky and Ronald S. Lauder.
They were both passionate about modern German and Austrian art and dreamed about opening a museum which displayed such art.
Unfortunately Sabarsky passed away in 1996, so Lauder carried on their dream and created the Neue Galerie in New York.
The Neue Galerie has many roots in European institutions and focuses to ‘bring a sense of perspective back to the Germanic culture’ and also display the best work to the American public.
The gallery incorporates a wide range of media including paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs, and decorative arts.</li></li></ul><li>Floors:<br />1.<br />2.<br />3.<br />NAVIGATION:<br /><ul><li>Public spaces are available on all three levels
Exhibitions are displayed on the 2nd and 3rd floors
2nd floor galleries are dedicated to art from Vienna circa 1900
3rd floor galleries feature German art from various movements of the early twentieth century</li></li></ul><li>ATTRACTION:<br /><ul><li>The Building
Designated a landmark in New York City by the NY Landmarks Commission
Considered one of the most distinguished buildings on Fifth Avenue
Purchased by Sabarsky and Lauder in 1994 and returned to its original architecture by Annabelle Selldorf
The inside is a sight to see, with a European feel to it</li></li></ul><li>ATTRACTION / KEY ARTWORK:<br /><ul><li>The Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, by Gustav Klimt</li></ul>- Oil, silver and gold on canvas<br /> - Completed by Gustav Klimt in 1907 after three years of painting<br /> - The portrait was sold to Ronald Lauder in June 2006 for US $135 million for the Neue Galerie<br /> - It has been on display at the gallery since July 2006<br /> - The painting is the centerpiece of Ronald Lauder’s collection in the Neue Galerie <br />
KEY ARTWORK:<br /><ul><li>Long Case Clock, by Adolf Loos</li></ul>- Created in 1904<br />- Dematerialized with nothing distracting the function of the clock<br />- Face appears to hover in the glass casing, held together by metal brackets<br /> - Loos reinterprets the clock type that developed in the eighteenth century in ‘ever-changing variations of material and size’<br /> - Loos said, “I can invent something new wherever I have a new task.”<br />
KEY ARTWORK:<br /><ul><li>Man in a Storm, by Alfred Kubin</li></ul>- Pen, ink, wash, charcoal and spray on paper<br />- Completed in 1903<br />- The artwork evokes a nightmare<br />- Male figure appears to be striding towards the light source whilst a bee-like insect hovers above<br />- Kubin explores basic human impulses such as desire, fear, death, destruction and also fantasy in his artworks<br />