Schiele's sexually evocative Expressionist nudes caused a stir in turn-of-the-century Vienna, and his use of teenage models made him an object of suspicion, but his powerful work became a cornerstone of Modernism. This print 'Friendship' (60 x 80 cm) is typically ambiguous and disturbing.
Kiss me, mad creature! Let me bite you. Let me suck you. Let me inhale you to your bones' own marrow.
Alfred de Musset, Gamiani, 1883