Karen Walker | May 14th, 2010
In cities that are famous for their great galleries it’s often the little, less famous ones that give the real surprises. New York’s The Neue Galerie is one of these gems. Hidden away in a stunning townhouse, the collection is of early 20th century German and Austrian art and objects d’art. The main salon is home to Klimt’s Adele Bloch-Bauer 1. No reproduction of this piece can prepare you for its real life presence shimmering like only so much gold can. The gallery’s smaller treasures are also thrilling and its design and bookstores are sensational. Best of all is the Café Sabarsky on the ground floor, which serves traditional German food and overlooks the park – a must stop place for lunch when up town.
Neue Galerie, 1048 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10026. (212) 628-6200; www.neuegalerie.org