Archive for 2012


The Trustees have presented the above material to Tate whose archive ( is the leading repository for material relating to artistic life in the United Kingdom and its international connections, including the careers of emigré artists such as Marie-Louise von Motesiczky. Her work appeared in the exhibition Migrations at Tate Britain in 2012, which focused attention on the importance of the contribution made by artists from many other countries of origin.
The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Archive will be available through the Hyman Kreitman Reading Rooms at Tate Britain. Inquiries, quoting the accession reference number TGA 20129,  should be marked for the attention of Adrian Glew the Archivist, and addressed to the Hyman Kreitman Reading Rooms at Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG (readingrooms(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign); T.020 7887 8838). Details of the registration procedure for those wishing to consult Tate’s Archive can be found at

Self-portrait with Red Hat – selected for a series of Austrian postage stamps

Marie-Louise von Motesiczky’s painting of Self-portrait with Red Hat, 1938 (Schlenker 47) has been selected for a series of Austrian postage stamps on ‘Modern Art in Austria’.

  • Special stamp: Marie-Louise von Motesiczky – Selbstportrait mit rotem Hut
  • Series: Modern art in Austria
  • Value: 0,62
  • First day of issue: 10.10.2012
  • Quantity: 410.000 stamps in sheets of 50
  • Stamp size: 31,8 x 50 mm
  • Graphic design: Marion Füllerer, based on the artwork of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky
  • Printing: Offset by Österreichische Staatsdrucker






Zurich, Sogar Theater, Liebhaber ohne Adresse, 10-20 May, 2012

237 Self-portait with CanettiA dramatisation of some of the letters between Marie-Louise von Motesiczky and the writer Elias Canetti, based on the book edited by Ines Schlenker and Kristian Wachinger and published by Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich, 2011.

Literaturhaus Stuttgart, 20 March 2012, 20.00

“Liebhaber ohne Adresse – Elias Canetti and Marie-Louise von Motesiczky”

Two great artists meet in exile: the painter Marie-Louise von Motesiczky and the writer Elias Canetti. They support each other in their struggle to create good work and fall in love. Their tempestuous relationship, which spans over fifty years, is now vividly brought to life through their letters, published by Hanser Verlag in 2011. Ines Schlenker and Kristian Wachinger who edited the correspondence, and Sean Rainbird, Director of the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and a trustee of the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust, will give an introduction to the correspondents. The actress Lisa Wildmann will read from the letters.