Works by Daniel Zeigler from the Haddie Weisenberg Collection
ABOUT THE ARTIST, DANIEL ZEIGLER
Haddie Weisenberg’s art collection spanned the contemporary cannon, from the 1950’s through to her death in 2015. Many famous artists—including, but not limited to, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Cindy Sherman—were represented. In her lifetime, Haddie launched the careers of artists working on the sidelines and introduced them to noted gallery owners and agents who shepherded their work. Those artists were indebted to her as she helped them navigate the cutthroat art market that is notoriously brutal to young talent. Haddie’s most enduring mentorship was with the contemporary painter, Daniel Zeigler, who she met in hospital in Berlin in the early winter of 1990. Daniel and Haddie’s relationship lasted the rest of her life and weathered many changes, which is reflected in the still-evolving style of his paintings. She considered his 1990 portrait of her, Haddie Without Shawl, to be the star of her collection.
Daniel Zeigler born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, moved to Berlin in the mid-1980’s to immerse himself in the European aesthetic. His work slowly improved but his finances didn’t and, discouraged, he took a job at hospital. Serendipitously, he met the famed collector Haddie Weisenberg and she took him under her wing. He moved to New York City in early 1991 to seek representation; his work had a surge of popularity in 1995 with his abstract portraiture. Mr. Zeigler’s work is influenced by the Post-Impressionists and the Cubists with later nuances of the work of Pop and Op artists. When Daniel had his first major show in New York, reviewers called it “a sublime aesthetic experience”. He maintains one studio in New York and one in Berlin. Mr. Zeigler carries on Haddie Weisenberg’s legacy by mentoring young art students.