Gustav Klimt

1862-1918

Collotype on chine colle on handmade Japon paper, from the portfolio "Das Werk Gustav Klimts," Vienna, 1908-14 (H. O. Miethke, Editor-Publisher, K.K. Hof-und Staatsdruckerei, Printer). This series is the result of collaborative project between the Viennese Gallery Miethke, under the supervision of the master painter Gustav Klimt. It is known that the project started in 1908 and took six years to be completed before Klimt's perfectionist eye was satisfied. The set was released in groups of ten images, including two color masterpieces, every 18 months starting in 1908. The Gallery Miethke in Vienna was the pioneering "Art House" where Gustav Klimt was exclusively represented. The prints in "Das Werk Gustav Klimts" depict Klimt's most important paintings from 1898-1913.

Gustav Klimt is best known for his opulently gilded art nouveau portraits of women that epitomize fin-de-siècle Vienna. His Symbolist pastiches of pale nudes, allegorical gardens and erotic content served as the basis for many American  poster designs in the 1960s. Early in his career, Klimt was supported generously by the Viennese community, and received several commissions for murals in theaters and the Museum Kunsthistorisches. Early narrative paintings depicted heavy subjects such as anxiety, doubt, sexuality, and death, but in later years, he turned toward landscape painting, exploring light and abstract patterns of nature. His most famous paintings are The Kiss (1907) and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer (1907), which sold for a record auction price of more than 100 million dollars in 2006.

Adele Bloch Bauer II
Adele Bloch Bauer II

Sheet size: 18" x 18" Frame measurements: 26 3/4” x 26 1/4 x 1 1/2” Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300

"The Golden Knight" 1903
"The Golden Knight" 1903

Collotype- Das Werk - Gustav Klimt 1908-1914

Adele Bloch Bauer II
Adele Bloch Bauer II

Sheet size: 18" x 18" Frame measurements: 26 3/4” x 26 1/4 x 1 1/2” Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300 $5,500

Black and Red
Black and Red

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Original collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300 8.5" x 12.5" image size 18" x 18" framed

Black and Red
Black and Red

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Original collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300 8.5" x 12.5" image size 18" x 18" framed

Sunflowers (SOLD)
Sunflowers (SOLD)

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300

Nude Veritas
Nude Veritas

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Original collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300 8.5" x 12.5" image size

Nude Veritas tag
Nude Veritas tag

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Original collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300 8.5" x 12.5" image size

Black Feathered Hat frame closeup
Black Feathered Hat frame closeup

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300 18" x 18"

Medicine
Medicine

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Original collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300 8.5" x 12.5" image size 18" x 18" framed

Medicine
Medicine

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Original collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300 8.5" x 12.5" image size 18" x 18" framed

Medicine
Medicine

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Original collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300 8.5" x 12.5" image size

Medicine Tag Closeup
Medicine Tag Closeup

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Original collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300 8.5" x 12.5" image size

Helene Louise Klimt detail closeup
Helene Louise Klimt detail closeup

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300

Portfolio cover closeup
Portfolio cover closeup
Three Stages of Life tag closeup
Three Stages of Life tag closeup

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Original collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300 8.5" x 12.5" image size

Danaë
Danaë

Original multi-color collotype, employing 16 unique color components and using multiple layers of metallic inks, including gold highlighting. Printed 1908-1914 Edition of 300 Signed in the image, lower right. Signed with the artist designed naming key signet (intaglio-printed in gold ink) in lower margin, center. 77 x 83 cm Inquire for individual pricing

Vision
Vision

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300

Fragments of the Beethoven Frieze
Fragments of the Beethoven Frieze

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300

Golden Apple Tree
Golden Apple Tree

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300

High Poplar
High Poplar

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300

Fruit Trees
Fruit Trees

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300

Train of the Dead
Train of the Dead

Das Werk Portfolio 1908-1914 Collotype 50 prints in limited edition of 300