Contemporary Art: The Batliner Collection

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Contemporary art. The Batliner collection.

7 October 2017 - 12 February 2018

 

Alex Katz, Kym, 2007. The Albertina Museum, Vienna. Bildrecht, Vienna, 2017

The 2007 decision by Herbert and Rita Batliner to turn their collection over to the public, along with their choice of the Albertina Museum as a partner, enriched the museum landscape in a lasting way for contemporary art, too. Beginning at the turn of the millennium onward the Batliners began collecting the diverse painted output of the present era: Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Alex Katz, Imi Knoebel, and Arnulf Rainer.

In contemporary art, after all, it is great individual personalities who have taken the place of the various -isms and movements that characterized modernism. These fascinating contemporary works are now being presented in their own exhibition hall for the first time.

Roy Lichtenstein, Glass and Lemon before a Mirror, 1974. The Albertina Museum, Vienna. Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/Bildrecht, Vienna, 2017

Hubert Scheibl, "... and behind it infinity", 2003-2005. The Albertina Museum, Vienna. ©Hubert Scheibl

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