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The Wald Collection
Showpieces of 20th-century painting

17. September 2003 - 23. November 2003

Altbau | Kuppel

 

The Hamburger Kunsthalle has undertaken to offer the occasional view of outstanding private collections in Hamburg. In this context, ”Surreal Worlds” from the Dieter Scharf Collection were presented here in 2000, and in 2001 works by E. L. Kirchner and the German Expressionists from an unnamed private collection were shown.

Similarly little-known treasures are the works in the Hubertus Wald Collection, which is now being presented to the public for the first time in advance of the inauguration of the Hubertus Wald Forum in the Hamburger Kunsthalle in January 2004.

The Wald Collection, which has been built up over several decades, encompasses seldom-seen paintings by Francis Picabia, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Paul Delvaux, Hans Arp and Robert Delaunay. A second thematic focus is on the art of the post-war period, with works by Miró, Wols, E. W. Nay and Yves Klein. The exhibition features around 40 works from the collection.

Hubertus Wald, a successful entrepreneur in the film business, is one of the most important patrons of art in Hamburg. He has generously donated 1.8 million Euros to the Hamburger Kunsthalle for the conversion of the museum’s former theatre and event location, which thereafter will also bear his name: the Hubertus Wald Forum.

Exhibition curator: Prof. Dr. Uwe M. Schneede

 


 

 

 

 
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