Kokoschka. The Self in Focus

4 October 2013 – 27 January 2014

 The Leopold Museum dedicates to Oskar Kokoschka an exhibition that focuses on photographs from his life for the first time.

 Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) was one of the most important Austrian artists of the 20th century. He numbers amongst the main protagonists of the Modern era. His works are world-famous. One little known fact is that Kokoschka's life and creative work is documented in an extensive series of photos. From the artist's estate, which is located in the Vienna University for Applied Arts, the Leopold Museum has created the exhibition "Kokoschka. The Self in Focus": unique photos and whole photographic series are directly compared against the works of the artist. The exhibition presents, for example, some of the famous portraits of Kokoschka, the creation of which can be traced in detail through photos of the portrait sittings. Some of the photographs were taken by renowned photographers. Anonymous snapshots are also amongst the images. The photos placed alongside Kokoschka's paintings and graphics to provide additional information.