AN OUTSTANDING AND RARE SYDNEY PROVENANCE
How did a Carpathian woodcutter’s son and a doctor’s daughter from Macksville NSW come to assemble one of the largest and most varied collections of furniture by Schulim Krimper at their house in semi-rural St Ives in the 1950s?
Behind this important collection is the story of Janek and Joyce Landau, their house, their paintings, their relationship with Krimper and their friendships in Sydney’s world of artists and émigrés.
Furniture designed and made by Schulim Krimper (1893-1971) occupies an iconic place in museum collecting of the 20th century and continues to be featured in major survey shows including the most recent, Mid-Century Modern at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in 2014.
Krimper is represented in galleries across Australia from Brisbane to Ballarat. Despite Krimper furniture being highly valued by their institutions, no substantial research into the provenance – the history of ownership and use – has yet been undertaken.
Ths recent emergence of this large collection of Krimper furniture, commissioned by the Landau family in Sydney in the 1950s, presents an opportunity for collectors, both private and public, to look at Krimper for the first time through the prism of provenance.
Afterwards, we invite all attendees to join us for drinks and nibbles at about 8:45 pm.
For enquiries call David Rozenker–Apted on (02) 9878 2511.