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Der Sturm. Weekly magazine for culture and art, 22nd December 1910, year 1910, no. 43, 1910

Leopold Museum,
Print on paper
39.6×29.6 cm


  • Oskar Kokoschka

    (Pöchlarn 1886–1980 Montreux)

  • Herwarth Walden

    (Berlin 1878–1941 Saratow)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
First published in 1910 in Berlin and founded by Herwarth Walden (1878−1941) together with Alfred Döblin (1878−1957), the magazine Der Sturm was the mouthpiece of the Expressionist avant-garde. It was originally published weekly, then bimonthly and eventually monthly from 1915 until its discontinuation in 1932. Among the contributors, who added considerably to the publication’s success, were Adolf Loos (1870–1933), Peter Altenberg (1859–1919), Paul Scheerbart (1863–1915) and Else Lasker-Schüler (1869–1945). Along with literary essays, the magazine also printed contributions by artists including Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944), Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980), August Macke (1887–1914), Franz Marc (1880–1916) and Gabriele Münter (1877–1962). Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980), who was active for the magazine from 1910, created numerous illustrations. The front page of the issue dated 22nd December 1910 features the work The Birth of Christ. Kokoschka’s interest in the Christian pictorial tradition and iconography manifested itself especially in his early oeuvre: In the poster for his play Murderer, the Hope of Women, for instance, he used the pictorial formula of the Pietà.

Object data

  • Oskar Kokoschka
  • Herwarth Walden
Der Sturm. Weekly magazine for culture and art, 22nd December 1910, year 1910, no. 43
Art movement
Print on paper
39.6×29.6 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 6364
Inventory access
Accession 2018
Selection of Reference works
  • Wien 1900. Aufbruch in die Moderne, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Wien 2019 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, ab 15.03.2019).
  • Oskar Kokoschka. Expressionist, Migrant, Europäer, hrsg. von Cathérine Hug/Heike Eipeldauer, Heidelberg 2018 (Ausst.-Kat. Kunsthaus Zürich, 14.12.2018–10.03.2019; Leopold Museum, Wien, 06.04.2019–08.07.2019).
  • Kokoschka. Das Ich im Brennpunkt, hrsg. von Tobias G. Natter/Franz Smola, Wien 2013 (Ausst. Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 04.10.2013–27.01.2014).
  • Alfred Weidinger/Alice Strobl: Oskar Kokoschka. Die Zeichnungen und Aquarelle 1897–1916, Salzburg 2008.
  • Die nackte Wahrheit. Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka und andere Skandale, hrsg. von Tobias G. Natter/Max Hollein, München 2005 (Ausst.-Kat. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 28.01.2005-24.01.2005; Leopold Museum, Wien, 31.05.2005-22.08.2005).
Catalogue raisonne
  • Weidinger/Strobl 2008: 336

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Antiquariat & Buchhandel Georg Fritsch, Wien (o.D.)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 2018). (1)

  1. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Rechnung Nr. 11233A10946 vom 11.12.201

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