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Pablo Picasso, Sylvette, 1954, Beidseitige Ölmalerei auf ausgeschnittenem Metallblech, 69,9 x 47 x 1 cm © VBK Wien 2012


My Private Passion - The Hubert Looser Collection

26.04.2012 - 15.07.2012

Willem de Kooning, Triptych (Untitled V), 1985, Öl auf Leinwand, 203,2 x 177,8 cm © VBK Wien 2012Willem de Kooning, Triptych (Untitled II), 1985, Öl auf Leinwand, 195,6 x 223,5 cm © VBK Wien 2012Willem de Kooning, Triptych (Untitled IV), 1985, Öl auf Leinwand, 203,2 x 177,8 cm © VBK Wien 2012Alberto Giacometti, Annette sitzend, 1958/59, Bronze, 81,3 x 21,6 x 30,5 cm © VBK, Wien, 2012Yves Klein, ANT 37, um 1960, Reines Pigment und Kunstharz auf Papier auf Leinwand, 79 x 29,5 cm © VBK Wien 2012Agnes Martin, Untitled, 1998, Acrylfarbe und Grafit auf Leinwand, 152,4 x 152,4 cm © VBK Wien 2012Sean Scully Wall of Light Red Green, 2006 Öl auf Leinwand, 197 x 232 cm © Sean ScullyGotthard Graubner, Ohne Titel, 1989/91 Acryl und Öl auf Leinwand auf Synthetikwatte, 205 x 205 cm © Courtesy Galerie Karsten Greve Köln, St. Moritz, ParisRaumansicht der Fondation Hubert Looser, Cy Twombly, Untitled (Rome), 1987, Bronze, weiß bemalt, 194 x 31 x 79 cm, Cy Twombly, Untitled (Bassano in Teverina), 1986 Öl auf Leinwand, 2-tlg.: 120,6 x 100,3 cm und 40 x 50,2 cm © Foundation Cy TwomblyRaumansicht der Fondation Hubert Looser John Chamberlain Archaic Stooge (No. 21555), 1991 Stahl bemalt und glanzverchromt, 203,2 x 149,8 x 115,5 cm © VBK Wien 2012Einblick in die Bibliothek der Fondation Hubert Looser mit Werken von Yves Klein und Willem de Kooning, sowie einer antiken Skulptur aus Kambodscha © Gaechter + Clahsen, Fotografen, ZürichDavid Smith (Außenansicht der Fondation Hubert Looser) Arc in Quotes, 1951 Stahl mit Kupfer, 101 x 158,8 x 48,3 cm © VBK Wien 2012Hubert Looser © Mathias BrechbühlHubert Looser © Mathias BrechbühlHubert Looser © Mathias BrechbühlHubert Looser © Mathias Brechbühl

The Fondation Hubert Looser is one of the foremost private collections of modern and contemporary art in the region of Switzerland, placing its main focus on Abstract Expressionism, Minimal Art and Arte Povera.

The collection is now leaving its private ambience en gros for the first time and is being presented in the context of a museum. It boasts of superlative work groups, including those of Willem de Kooning, John Chamberlain, Cy Twombly, David Smith, Agnes Martin, also Giuseppe Penone. Added to these are individual works by Gorky, Giacometti, Picasso and Kiefer. An exciting aspect within the collection structure is the intensive and multi-layered communication of the works with one another, quite apart from the purely art historical interest of its evolutionary reception. This generates a multitude of dialogues, constellations and elective affinities between painting, sculpture, and graphics, an aspect that will be greatly accentuated in the exhibition rooms, giving rise to strands of significance in the painterly gesture, the dominance of the pure line, the process-based element inherent in material, also the minimal spiritual and mythical-archaic qualities in nature.

curated by

Florian Steininger


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