With "Klimt to Klee," the Neue Galerie pays tribute to its co-founder, Serge Sabarsky, tireless advocate of German and Austrian art and the driving force behind the creation of the Neue Galerie. Sabarsky was also a dedicated collector, and this volume demonstrates the range and quality of his holdings, which includes works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, Max Beckmann, Otto Dix and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, among others. It also relates tales from Sabarsky's colorful life. Born in Vienna in 1912, he worked as a clown and set designer before settling in New York. He worked as a contractor before establishing a gallery, and in his later years organized touring museum exhibitions. Although Sabarsky died in 1996, before the museum came to fruition, his passion, expertise, and generosity remain palpable throughout its exhibitions and publications.