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In the centre: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
A private collection in Hamburg
26 October 2001 – 13 January 2002

For the first time the Hamburger Kunsthalle will be presenting a private collection of expressionist art focusing on Ernst Ludwig Kirchner with altogether 63 works, these primarily graphics. The exhibition will include around 125 works. Other Brückeartists such as Emil Nolde, Erich Heckel, Otto Mueller and Max Pechstein are also represented in this top-class Hamburg collection. Early works by Otto Dix, Käthe Kollwitz, Ernst Barlach, Wilhelm Lehmbruck and Oskar Kokoschka underline the collector's interest in expressive pictorial compositions.This exhibition, following the shows "Surreal Worlds – Works from a Private Collection in Hamburg" and "Paul Klee – The Collection Bürgi" which aroused great interest in the visitors will be the third to concentrate exclusively on a private collection. It will close the year with a current glance at the Hanseatic city's great tradition of collecting after the spring exhibition "Masterworks from early Private Collections in Hamburg" had given an historical insight.

Subsequently the exhibition will be shown in the Kirchner Museum in Davos and later in the Brücke-Museum in Berlin.

A catalogue (ca. DM 45,-) with coloured illustrations of all works as well as an interview with the private collector will be published.

Hamburger Kunsthalle Glockengießerwall 20095 Hamburg
Telephone 040 - 428 131 200 Facsimile 040 - 428 54 34 09