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"Kupka - Waldes, The Artist And His Collector"
1999-12-06 until 0000-00-00
Rudolfinum's Small Gallery
Prague, , CZ Czech Republic

The exhibition will present works by Frank Kupka from the Jindrich Waldes Collection, just recently returned to original owners after decades of confiscation and nationalization. Kupka is one of the founders of abstract art and a prominent name in the Waldes Collection. Works by Kupka are owned by leading international galleries and museums of modern art, prices of his paintings reach high six figures on international markets and are still rising.

The Kupka - Waldes exhibition features 24 oil paintings and over 120 smaller works, including illustrations, caricatures, sketches, drawings and a bust of Kupka's wife. Highlights of the exhibition include Cosmic Spring and Winter Reminiscence paintings, as well as the complete cycle Song of Songs.

Press conference guests will include Jiri Waldes, Petr Meissner and Ludmila Vachtova who will discuss issues concerning the Waldes Collection. Mr. Waldes is a representative of the heirs and son of Jind°ich Waldes. Mr. Meissner is a Czech antiques and art dealer and has represented the heirs to the Waldes Collection in the Czech Republic for the past four years. Ms. Vachtova, an art critic and a writer, is one of the world's most knowledgeable experts on the work of Frantisek Kupka, a prominent name in both the Waldes collection and in modern art.


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