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The Austrian artist’s radiant, dynamic, and contrast-rich red brushstrokes virtually dance through his oeuvre. The individual works, at turns wild in their gestures and serene in their composition, are at once energetic and meditative.
Markus Prachensky, whose strong anchoring in Austria’s art scene dates back to the 1950s, is among today’s best-regarded Austrian artists internationally. And with its tribute on what would have been his 85th birthday, the Albertina brings together prominent works from its own collection with hitherto unknown works from Prachensky’s extensive artistic estate. This exhibition also presents Prachensky’s generous gift to the Albertina of four important paintings—key works in his oeuvre—as well as a number of outstanding drawings.