Edition Klimt Research

Volume 1: "Chiffre: Sehnsucht - 25". Gustav Klimt Corresponding with Maria Ucicka 1899-1916

Edited by Sandra Tretter und Peter Weinhäupl.
With Contributions from Sandra Tretter, Armin Loacker, Martina Leitner
Christian Brandstätter Verlag, Wien, € 29,90
ISBN 978-3-85033-859-2

Currently being implemented:
Gustav Klimt and the Secession. 1897-1905

Ed. by Gerd Pichler, Sandra Tretter, Peter Weinhäupl for the Klimt Foundation

With the multi-volume anthology "Gustav Klimt & the Secession. 1897-1905," a comprehensive publication will appear in 2023 in the Klimt Foundation's Edition Klimt Research.

It will focus on the era of Gustav Klimt in the Vienna Secession, who significantly shaped it as a founding member and first president and is inseparably linked to the importance of this pioneering artists' association and epoch that continues to this day. In terms of time, the early phase from the founding of the "Vereinigung bildender Künstler Österreichs Secession" to the departure of the Klimt group in 1905 is thus illuminated and a comprehensive overview is presented for the first time.


Moriz Nähr (1859–1945). Photographer for Habsburg, Klimt and Wittgenstein. Catalogue Raisonné

Ed. by Uwe Schögl, Sandra Tretter, Peter Weinhäupl for the Klimt Foundation

Always in close contact with the well-off and art-loving Viennese society, the selftaught photographer Moriz Nähr counted the Habsburg imperial dynasty, the Wittgenstein family and the Viennese Secession among his most important clients. An innovator of photography in Vienna around 1900, Nähr also formed an inspiring friendship with the famous painter Gustav Klimt. It is its independent character that makes the photographer’s multifaceted work so convincing. His oeuvre encompasses portraits, genre scenes, city and nature views, as well as architectural and interior photographs of innovative presentations of exhibitions.

With glass negatives and original prints, the Klimt Foundation owns a significant part of the photographer's estate, which in 2018 provided the impetus for the artist's first museum presentation at the Leopold Museum in Vienna. Together with the photo historian Uwe Schögl, the Klimt Foundation is now publishing the first detailed monograph including a catalogue raisonné on Moriz Nähr in the series Edition Klimt Research. Contributions by well-known authors no longer perceive Nähr‘s oeuvre as a purely documentary pheno­menon, but also contextualize the aesthetic and historical connections with Viennese Jugendstil and the work of Gustav Klimt. First research results are already available as e-papers.

The catalogue raisonné will also be made accessible online and thus provide another important research tool besides the Gustav Klimt Database.