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  • Cover Looser Katalog © Bank Austria Kunstforum

My Private Passion - Hubert Looser Collection

Edited by Florian Steininger, Ingried Brugger, texts by Evelyn Benesch, Heike Eipeldauer, Lisa Kreil, Florian Steininger, Corinna Thierolf, Interview with Gerhard Mack by Hubert Looser, graphic design by Loys Egg

German/English

2012. c. 240 pp., ca. 120 color ills.

24.50 x 29.50 cm
hardcover
hardcover
EUR 29.00

First extensive presentation of the Zurich-based private collection

With its emphasis on Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Arte Povera, the Fondation Hubert Looser is one of the most outstanding private collections of modern and contemporary art in Switzerland. This is the first time that numerous groups of works from the collection’s approximately four hundred exhibits are being presented in public, including Willem de Kooning, John Chamberlain, Cy Twombly, David Smith, Agnes Martin, and Giuseppe Penone, as well as individual pieces by artists such as Arshile Gorky, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, and Anselm Kiefer. Especially remarkable is the way the works communicate with each other. Dialogues, constellations, and elective affinities among paintings, sculptures, and drawings become visible, as do the central aspects of the collection: the painterly gesture, the dominance of pure line, as well as the processual character of material and the mythical, archaic side of nature. This book provides insight into a private life with art.

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