The Brothers Josephu

The Brothers Josephu
Young Josef at work...circa 1917

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Family Today

Here is a photo taken of at the family reunion, Sunday, June 5th, 2011.

Standing (L-r) : Brigitte Kundi, Claudia Zankl, Birgit Josephu, Astrid Josephu, Herbert Josephu, Brigitte Rabensteiner, Katharina Josephu, Peter Josephu, Dusan Benisek and Bianca Benisek. Sitting L-r.; Florian Klein and son emil, Marc Baron, Barbara Kundi, Michael Kundi, Trixie Sumerlechner, Malin Kundi and Sabina Kaštelančić.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Loss

I received word today from Vienna about one of the statues we located. The piece is a bust of piano virtuoso Alfred Grünfeld and sculpted by Florian Josephu-Drouot. The piece should have been located in the library/archive of the Gesellschaft der Musickfreunde (The Society of Music Friends in Vienna). The email stated that they were mistaken and the piece no longer exists. It was damaged/lost during World War II, and there are no photographs of the piece.

In short time I will begin returning to my work (researching and writing), and create a slide show of photos of the existing works to post here on this blog.