Month: September 2017

The Romanov Tsars Treasure

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg assembles the treasures of the Romanov Tsar dynasty existing under one umbrella. Tsar Peter I. the Great was a passionate collector. Under his reign, the collection and preservation of art became as important as the solution of political, economic or military matters. On his travels abroad, he acquired… Read more »

Dennis Stock

The photographer Dennis Stock, born in New York in 1928, became internationally known at the end of the 1950s with his photographs of James Dean. The exhibition, comprising 119 b/w photographs, provided an outline of his work in the years between 1951 and 1971. Dennis Stock accompanied the shooting of numerous films and his pictures… Read more »

Max Bill

Max Bill‘s work is due to the idea that beauty emerges from rational, scientifically comprehensive order in which the difference between everyday design problems and works of painting or sculpture is merely one of degree, not of kind. (Max Bill: Feststellungen, 1974-76). With his universal approach, Max Bill produced a broad and complex range of… Read more »

Engineers of the Sea

The exhibition included a selection of exclusive photographs taken by the photographer Roberto Rinaldi while taking part in the latest coral reef expedition of the Cousteau Society, which set sail in 2003 – 50 years after the first expedition of its founder Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Supported by the International Watch Company (IWC) Schaffhausen, this project focused… Read more »

Duane Hanson

Duane Hanson – Sculptures of the American Dream focused on the artist‘s fundamental theme: the American everyday life with its disappointed hopes and wishes. Duane Hanson’s figures depict those who did not fully succeed in their quest for the American Dream. Some of his first critical realistic sculptures had been included, too. Furthermore, series of… Read more »

Napoleon

With 200 first class objects, this exhibition illustrated the life and work of the great Corsican Napoleon. Paintings by the important French painters Jacques Louis David (1748 – 1825) and François Baron Gérard (1770 – 1837) identified the various stages of his glittering ascent to power and fame, but also the dark sides of his… Read more »

IWC Museum

In July 2007, the IWC Museum opened on the first floor of the historical headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. The concept for the museum, which was set up by the Institute for Cultural Exchange, comprises the display of more than 230 carefully selected exhibits. Display cases, which appear to float in mid-air, impart the history, philosophy… Read more »

Tom Wesselmann

This European premier exhibition about the work of the important American Pop Artist Tom Wesselmann (born in 1931) was appreciated for the first time in Europe in a comprehensive retrospective. Over 100 paintings, collages, objects and designs which were created by the artist between 1959 and 1993 have been part of the exhibtion. The Exhibition is… Read more »

A Forest of Sculptures

The Collection Simon Spierer comprises sculptures of highly distinguished artists, from Early Modern such as Constantin Brancusi, Max Ernst and Alberto Giacometti to Contemporary Art, e.g. Günther Uecker, Graham Williams and Vera Röhm The collector focused on mainly vertical sculptures so that the idea of a “Forest of Sculptures” soon was born. Each sculpture stands… Read more »

Duane Hanson

With his life-size and true to nature sculptures, the name of the American artist Duane Hanson has become a synonym for contemporary realism in art. His motifs exclusively focus on the typical average person of the American lower and middle classes, perfectly sculptured illusions, which blur the border between real “art world” and artificial “real… Read more »

Mel Ramos

The Californian painter Mel Ramos is one of the most important representatives of the Pop Art movement. Along with other Pop artists, such as Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein, he has been concentrating on many aspects of popular culture, the mass media and the advertising world. Starting off with comic heroes, Ramos devotes himself after… Read more »

Allen Jones

Allen Jones (born 1937) is one of the most important representatives of the British Pop Art movement. His work was part of the internationally renowned exhibition Documenta in Kassel, Germany. At the end of the 1960s, Jones became well-known for his provocative, life-sized and realistic female figures, which turn women into items of human furniture,… Read more »

America Yesterday

Andreas Feininger, born in 1906 as the oldest son of the famous painter Lyonel Feininger, belongs to a generation of artists who, in the period after the First World War, discovered photography as an artistic medium in itself and developed new photographic perspectives. Andreas Feininger‘s work is characterized by two main topics: city views and… Read more »

The Gunter Sachs Collection

Gunter Sachs, well-known as businessman, photographer, filmmaker and bon vivant, was also a passionate art collector. Since the 1950s he started to equip his extravagant apartment in Paris with artwork, till the space could no longer withstand his passion as a collector. An adventurous journey begins, starting with his interest for the Nouveau Réalisme und… Read more »