WorldCat Identities

Helfenstein, Josef

Works: 188 works in 537 publications in 3 languages and 8,257 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Adapter, Other, Redactor, Author of introduction
Classifications: N6888.K55, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Josef Helfenstein
Paul Klee rediscovered : works from the Bürgi collection by Paul Klee( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Inside Flap: Known for their subtle and vibrant color, their fantastic dream images, their wit, and their playful imagination, the works of painter Paul Klee are among the most famous and recognizable of modern art. In this ground-breaking new volume, an essential group of 150 oils, watercolors, drawings, and prints, representative of Klee's entire career, is released to the public for the first time. These unpublished works are held in the Burgi Collection. Hanni Burgi (1880-1938) and her son Rolf (1906-1967) were intimately bound to Paul Klee and his family, and during the two and a half decades Hanni knew the artist, she built up the second largest collection of his pictures in the world: as early as 1938, it was described as "a very beautiful, full collection of [Klee's] works, which reflects the whole of his development as an artist." Rolf Burgi continued to add to it after his mother's death. It was Rolf, also, who, as the Klees' closest friend and adviser, made possible their escape from Nazi Germany in 1933, and, after Paul Klee's death, administrated his estate, saved it from liquidation, and set up the Paul Klee Foundation. Offering new art-historical insight into Klee's career-from his early Impressionist-inspired works, through his Expressionism with Kandisky and his Bauhaus period between the wars-this book contains the only reproduction of these important but little-known pieces collected by the Burgis, and will become essential to all enthusiasts of the art of Paul Klee and the modern period. The Burgi Collection represents a legacy of enduring loyalty and commitment to Paul Klee and his work that this lavishly illustrated volume handsomely honours
Robert Rauschenberg : cardboards and related pieces by Robert Rauschenberg( Book )
11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meret Oppenheim : beyond the teacup by Meret Oppenheim( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Klee and America by Paul Klee( Book )
16 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring the reasons for Paul Klee's enthusiastic reception in the United States, especially during the 1930s and 40s, this publication also includes a selection of his 'American' works from this period
Bill Traylor, 1854-1949 : deep blues by Bill Traylor( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bill Traylor, born into slavery in 1854, began to draw at the age of 82 in 1939 when he moved from the plantation where he was born to Montgomery, Alabama. He has become an almost mythical figure in the history of American folk art
Louise Bourgeois : the early work by Josef Helfenstein( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Blue Four : Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, and Klee in the New World ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A modern patronage : de Menil gifts to American and European museums by Marcia Brennan( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This illustrated book showcases some of the fifty works that the de Menils acquired over the decades, including pieces by such major twentieth-century artists as Lee Bontecou, Christo, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Jackson Pollock, Jean Tinguely, and Andy Warhol, as well as an important group of African, Oceanic, and pre-Columbian works."--BOOK JACKET
Art and activism : projects of John and Dominique de Menil ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Form, color, illumination : Suzan Frecon painting by Josef Helfenstein( Book )
13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This publication is the first major exploration of the works of American abstract painter and watercolorist Suzan Frecon (b. 1941), critically acclaimed for her sensitive arrangement of color, form, and texture and for the philosophical resonance of her art. By restricting herself to nonrepresentational forms, earth-based colors, and, in the case of her watercolors, "found" pieces of paper, Frecon achieves an unequaled sense of balance and openness in her work. The book features ten oil paintings and thirty watercolors dating from the late 1990s to 2007."--BOOK JACKET
Bill Traylor, William Edmondson and the modernist impulse by Bill Traylor( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lipchitz and the avant-garde : from Paris to New York by Jacques Lipchitz( Book )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawings of choice from a New York collection by Josef Helfenstein( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though the collector is anonymous, this catalog of some 100 works shows him (he is referred to as such in the introdugiton) to be quite a connoisseur of post-war American drawings. The 40 or so artists represented include Richard Serra, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Brice Marden, Sol LeWitt, Ellsworth Kelly, Jasper Johns, Anne Chu, Trisha Brown, Dan Flavin, and Carole Seborovski. Each drawing is nicely reproduced and is accompanied by an elucidative description (generally around 300 to 500 words). All were featured in a September 2002 exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Walter de Maria : trilogies by Walter De Maria( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uninterrupted flux : Hedda Sterne, a retrospective by Hedda Sterne( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johannes Itten, Künstler und Lehrer : Kunstmuseum Bern, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum Krefeld, Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart by Johannes Itten( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Josef und Anni Albers : Europa und Amerika : Künstlerpaare, Künstlerfreunde by Josef Albers( Book )
15 editions published in 1998 in German and Germanic and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Klee : Verzeichnis der Werke des Jahres 1940 by Paul Klee( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in German and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
catalogue raisonné
Paul Klee, das Schaffen im Todesjahr by Paul Klee( Book )
15 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Blaue Vier : Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Klee in der Neuen Welt by Blaue Vier( Book )
13 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Engl. Ausg.: The blue four
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.37 for Paul Klee ... to 0.87 for Johannes I ...)
Alternative Names
Heffenstein, Josef
English (134)
German (58)
Germanic (2)