Ski Pioneer Matthias Zdarsky Autograph. Scarce. CoA

Matthias Zdarsky, Ski Pioneer. Scarce. CoA

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Matthias Zdarsky, card with autograph. Selfmade with magazine-snippet on cardboard, signed by Matthias Zdarsky.

3,5 x 5,5 inches. (9 x 14 cm). Fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Mathias Zdarsky (1856 -1940) was an early ski pioneer and is considered one of the founders of modern Alpine skiing technique. He was probably Austria’s first ski instructor. He was also a teacher, painter and sculptor.

Inspired by Norway’s Fridtjof Nansen’s 1888 crossing of Greenland, he adapted skis for use on alpine terrain. In 1890 he developed a steel binding (the “Lilienfelder Stahlsohlenbindung”), which made steep mountain slopes and gate runs possible.

In January 1905, Zdarsky demonstrated the first steep downhill descent. To show the superiority of his ski technology, he skied the “Breite Ries” at Schneeberg, Austria. On 19 March 1905 he organized the first alpine ski race (on the Muckenkogel via Lilienfeld, Austria).

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Alfred Hrdlicka Autograph Folder and Foto CoA

Alfred Hrdlicka: Hand signed invitation of Ernst Hilger Gallery for an exhibition in 1998.

Additional folder for invitation to join his burial at Wiener Zentralfriedhof in 2009 (scarce).

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Additional photo print with a biography of the artist at reverse.

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The folders are ca. 21 x 15 cm, all in very good condition.

Alfred Hrdlicka (1928 – 2009) war ein österreichischer Bildhauer, Zeichner, Maler, Grafiker und Schriftsteller.

Alfred Hrdlicka (1928 – 2009) was an Austrian sculptor, draughtsman, painter and artist. His surname is sometimes written Hrdlička.

Hrdlicka studied painting until 1952 at the Akademie der bildenden Künste under Albert Paris Gütersloh and Josef Dobrowsky. Afterwards he studied sculpture until 1957 under Fritz Wotruba. In 1960 he had his first exhibition in Vienna; in 1964 he attained international attention as a representative of Austria at the Venice Biennale, Italy.

In 2008, his new religious work about the Apostles, Religion, Flesh and Power, attracted criticism about its homoerotic theme. The exhibition was housed in the museum of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral of Vienna. He taught many sculptors, such as Hans Sailer, Angela Laich and others.

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Henry Moore Autoghraph Hand-signed Photo CoA

Henry Moore b/w photo, hand-signed.

Size: 8,2 x 14 cm, very good condition.

The autograph comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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Henry Spencer Moore OM CH FBA (1986) was an English sculptor and artist. He was best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art.

His forms are usually abstractions of the human figure, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. Moore’s works are usually suggestive of the female body, apart from a phase in the 1950s when he sculpted family groups. His forms are generally pierced or contain hollow spaces. Many interpreters liken the undulating form of his reclining figures to the landscape and hills of his birthplace, Yorkshire.

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Otto Muehl Autograph on Photo, CoA

 

Otto Muehl Autograph on 8 x 6 Photo, CoA

 

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Otto Muehl: b/w photo of the controversial artist of Viennese Actionism, hand-signed.

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20,2 x 15,2 cm, very good condition.

Otto Muehl ( 1925 – 2013) was an Austrian artist, who was known as one of the co-founders as well as a main participant of Viennese Actionism and for founding the Friedrichshof Commune.

In 1943, Muehl had to serve in the German Wehrmacht. There he registered for officer training. He was promoted to lieutenant and in 1944 he took part on infantry battles in the course of the Ardennes Offensive.

After the war, he studied teaching German and History, and Pedagogy of Art at the Wiener Akademie der bildenden Kuenste.

In 1972 he founded the Friedrichshof Commune, which has been viewed by some as an authoritarian sect, and that existed for several years before falling apart in the 1990s. In 1991, Muehl was convicted of sexual offences with minors and drugs offences and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment. He was released in 1997, after serving six and a half years, and set up a smaller commune in Portugal. After his release, he also published his memoirs from the prison (Aus dem Gefaengnis).


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China, Qing Dynasty 3 Paintings on Rice Paper

China, Qing Dynasty 3 Paintings on Rice Paper

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China, Qing Dynasty: Three paintings, depicting persons from the Imperial Court. One depicts an Emperor on his peacock-throne, one a lady and one a mandarin.

Painted on brittle rice paper. Beginning of last century. Both paintings come matted and framed.

Size: 11,5 x 13,5 and 16 x 14 inches. (29 x 38,6 and 40 x 35,4 cm). Some faults in paper.

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Adolf von Sonnenthal Autograph, hand written Letter. COA

Adolf von Sonnenthal Autograph, hand written Card. COA

 

Adolf von Sonnenthal: hand-written letter (card) with ten lines and signature Sonnenthal.

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Adolf von Sonnenthal (1834-1909), Austrian actor, was born of Jewish parentage in Budapest.

He made his first appearance at Temesvar in 1851, and after engagements at Hermannstadt and Graz came in the winter of 1855-1856 to Koenigsberg in Prussia. His first performance was so successful that he was engaged by Heinrich Laube for the Burgtheater in Vienna, making his first appearance as Mortimer in Schiller’s Maria Stuart.

Under Laube’s careful tuition he developed within three years into an actor of the first order, excelling both in tragedy and comedy; and in 1882, after twenty-five years of brilliant service at the Court Theatre, he was given a patent of nobility.

In 1884 he became manager-in-chief of the theatre; and in 1887-1888 acted as artistic advisor. He visited the United States in 1885, and again in 1899 and 1902, achieving great success.

His chief parts were Nathan in Lessing’s Nathan der Weise, Wallenstein, and Der Meister von Palmyra.


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Markus Prachensky Autograph

Markus Prachensky Autograph on 8 x 6 Photo, CoA

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Markus Prachensky: b/w photo of the artist in front of one of his paintings; hand-signed with green pen.

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Markus Prachensky (1932 -2011) was an Austrian painter and graphic artist of the Informalism.

In 1956 Prachensky, along with Wolfgang Hollegha, Josef Mikl and Arnulf Rainer, founded the artist association „Galerie naechst St. Stephan“.

In 1957 this group had an important exhibition at the Wiener Secession and Prachensky beacme member of the Secession. From 1983 till his retirement in 2000 he held a post as professor at the Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste Wien. Prachensky is considered as one of the most important artist of the Austrian Avantgarde and of the Informalism in Austria.

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Attractive Leisure Seal, Guang Lü Stone, by Artist Zhang Hanyue

Artist Zhang Hanyue carved Leisure Seal: Guang Lü Shi

 

Very attractive Guang Lü – stone ( 广绿石 ), carved by the famous artist Zhang Hanyue (张寒月1906 – 2005 ). Zhan Hanyue was a student of Wu Changshuo (吴昌硕 ) – and like his teacher he also was a well know painter ( landscapes and figure-painting).

25 x 17 x 57 mm. Colophon as side carving with signature of the artist and details.

张寒月(1906 2005),一名张政,原名兆麟、兆,字莲光,号金石杵,斋名寒月斋,江苏苏州人。师从吴昌硕、赵古泥。好学于甲骨、钟鼎、秦玺、汉印,中得心源,年六十即功篆隶,四十年代曾有金石杵之誉。治印能溶书画、人像、山水风景为一体,清新流利、淳朴凝重,从不逾规矩。

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Brigitte Bardot and Pablo Picasso Photo with Signature Bardot

Cute photograph of Pablo Picasso watching young Brigitte Bardot sitting on one of his objects, a goat.

Hand signed by Brigitte Bardot.
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Size: 12,6 x 17,5 cm, very good condition.

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