Josef Hoffmann to star at the Art Nouveau auction

Josef Hoffmann is regarded as one of the pioneers of modernism. The words with which his contemporary, the Viennese journalist and salon lady Berta Zuckerkandl, described this universal artist are still valid today: “he is the founder and pioneer of the great renaissance of craftsmanship, of its forms, its technique, its quality – one might say, ‘its pride’” (Österreich intim. Erinnerungen 1892-1942). At the Art Nouveau auction on 17 June 2019, the Dorotheum will offer the opportunity to bid for some of his artworks. One of them is, of course, the top lot, a room thermometer produced by the Wiener Werkstätte in 1905, formerly owned by the Primavesi family (€ 50,000 – 100,000). A further highlight is a vase by Johann Lötz Witwe with dark wood support, manufactured for E. Bakalowits Söhne, that has come to the Dorotheum from an American private collection (€ 25,000 – 40,000). Also outstandi

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