Austrian Artist Franz West Autograph. CoA

Franz West Autograph on Invitation Card: Scarce. CoA

Franz West card (invitation to his exhibition in Museum Moenichgladbach).

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Autographs by Franz West are hard to find.

Franz West is an Austrian artist who currently resides in Vienna. West studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Bruno Gironcoli.

His first works included “ Passstuecke “ in 1976, and metal sculpture / furniture in the mid-eighties.

He held many exhibitions in Europe and overseas, including famous US galleries.

One of his sculptures could be found at the Broadway between 62 and 65th Streets & Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Fifth Avenue and 60th Street.

Size: 5.9 x 4 in.

This is an invitation card for his exhibition in Germany in 1996.

He deliberately signed very close to the upper margin. The card has not been cut, complete, in fine condition.

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Scarce, attractive Art Nouveau postcard with 3 Female Heads

Scarce, attractive Art Nouveau Postcard from 1906

Very attractive Art Nouveau postcard with 3 heads at the upper part of the postcard against golden background. Designed in best Art Nouveau style.

Very delicately executed, interesting golden background.

Used in Austria in 1906. Fine condition.

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Maria Jeritza Autograph along with Alfred Piccaver on Photo

Maria Jeritza and Alfred Piccaver Autographs. CoA

Maria Jeritza Autograph

Vintage photo-postcard depicting Maria Jeritza, Alfred Piccaver and Rudolf Hofbauer – and a dog.

Hand signed by Maria Jeritza and Alfred Piccaver.

The Autographs come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

8,8 x 13,4 cm, good condition.

Maria Jeritza (1887 – 1982) was a celebrated Czech soprano singer, long associated with the Vienna State Opera (1912–1935) and the Metropolitan Opera (1921–1932 and 1951).

Her sensational rise to fame and spectacular beauty and personality earned her the nickname “The Moravian Thunderbolt”.

On 16 November 1926, she starred in the title role of Puccini’s Turandot in its North American premiere at the Metropolitan, where she was as popular at the Metropolitan as in Vienna, especially as Tosca or Carmen.

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Emil Mario Vacano. Carte de Visite. Queer Artist.

Emil Mario Vacano. Carte de Visite. Queer Artist.

 

Emil Mario Vacano (1840 – 1892 ) was an Austrian artist, circus rider andauthor.

Emil Mario Vacano a queer figure, gay. When he was young he became famous as female (!) circus rider. Later he lived as nun in an Abbey . In his autobiographic works he appears as male figure with the female name Speranza, calling himself as “neat boy”, and at the same time a “vain maiden”. Even a well know duke was attracted by that.

Vacano had contact with Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. With the help of his friend Emerich von Stadion he published quite a few historic novels and stories.

The photo comes from the Austrian Imperial photo studio J. Loewy in Wien. Decorative reverse.

Fritz Wunderlich Autograph on Fayer Photo CoA

Fritz Wunderlich Autograph on Photo CoA

Fritz Wunderlich autograph

 

Legendary tenor Fritz Wunderlich as Tamino. Photo by Fayer, hand-signed by Fritz Wunderlich with a quote of The Magic Flute: Ach wie herrlich. Herzlich Fritz Wunderlich.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 9 x 14 c. Good condition.

Friedrich “Fritz” Karl Otto Wunderlich (1930 – 1966) was a German lyric tenor, famed for his singing of the Mozart repertory and various lieder. He died in an accident when he was only 35.

Wunderlich achieved the highest distinction within the German repertory. Of special importance is a recording of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, conducted by Karl Böhm, in which Wunderlich gave a critically acclaimed performance as Prince Tamino, opposite baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in the role of Papageno. There is also a live performance of The Magic Flute recorded in 1960 at the Salzburg festival, and several recordings as Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Recordings also exist of lesser-known Mozart operas such as Zaide and La Finta Giardiniera.

Wunderlich’s crystal-clear voice, exquisite diction, and intelligent, restrained interpretation also led him to impressive renditions of the lieder cycles of Schubert and Schumann with pianist Hubert Giesen. His famous recording of Schumann’s Dichterliebe remains a gold standard of this genre. Many tenors since have emulated Wunderlich’s interpretation of this cycle.


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Decorative, scarce Mela Koehler Postcard

 

Decorative, scarce Mela Koehler Postcard

Most attractive Mela Köhler postcard depicting a lady with big, decorative scarf.

 

The black background highlights the details of the scarf and dress.

Artist signed: Mela Köhler.

B. K. W. I. 384-6

Unused, scarce, very good condition.

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Archduke Karl. Austrian Fleet Union. Arnold Hartig Bronze Plaque

Archduke Karl. Oesterr. Fleet Union. A. Hartig Plaque

Decorative bronze plaque by Arnold Hartig (1878 – 1972), issued by the Austrian Fleet Union.

Portrait of he Austrian- Habsburg Emperor Karl I. (Archduke by that time) . War ships at reverse and a line OESTERR. FLOTTENVEREIN . KRIEGSFUERSORGE – 1914-1915.
Signed: A. HARTIG.

Fine condition.

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Oskar Werner Autograph and early Portrait Photo. CoA

Oskar Werner Autograph and Photo. CoA

Oskar Werner Autograph on album page 5.4 x 7.5 inches and b/w photo print with a portrait of the young Oskar Werner 7,1 x 9,4 inches. Both are in good condition. Perfect for display.

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Oskar Werner was 18 years old when he made his stage bow at the Burgtheater in Wien.
He was a lifelong pacifist, a pure, traditional mime, a gifted reciter.

“Werner’s definitive screen performance was the romantic intellectual Jules in Francois Truffaut’s Jules et Jim (1962), though it was his portrayal of the philosophical Dr. Schumann in Ship of Fools (1965) that earned the actor his only Oscar nomination. His friendship with Truffaut soured after their second collaboration, Fahrenheit 451 (1967); exhibiting profound disillusionment, Truffaut complained (not without justification) that Werner had become a “cold” performer.

Oskar Werner died at the age of 62.

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