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Der Sturm. Weekly magazine for culture and art, July 1911, year 1911, no. 70, 1911

Leopold Museum,
Print on paper
38.3×30 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. In several issues, Walden printed Oskar Kokoschka’s (1886–1980) series Human Heads. The title page of the issue dated July 1911 features the portrait of the actress Yvette Guilbert (1865−1944). The Parisian was among the most notable actresses of her time. Kokoschka had likely seen her in a 1911 performance in Berlin. Unlike other portraitists, the artist made Guilbert’s worn face the focus of the depiction.

Object data

  • Oskar Kokoschka
  • Herwarth Walden
Der Sturm. Weekly magazine for culture and art, July 1911, year 1911, no. 70
Art movement
Print on paper
38.3×30 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 6492
Inventory access
Accession 2020
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: 345

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Antiquariat Weinek, Salzburg (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 2020). (1)

  1. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Rechnung Nr. 22513A vom 11.07.2020

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