Past exhibition

The Known and the Unknown – New presentation of the Peter and Irene Ludwig collection and latest donations

22.09.2019 – 27.10.2019

Exactly ten years after the large collection exhibition in 2009, the Ludwig Museum again presents important works from its own collection and puts them in dialogue with the latest donations and long-term loans. Around 50 new positions will be on display on all four floors of the museum.

The heart and identity of the house is formed by French, American and German artists since 1945, collected by Peter and Irene Ludwig and given to the museum on the occasion of its foundation in 1992 as donations and permanent loans. In 2011, these were passed on to the Ludwig Museum, Koblenz.

Important positions of French art (Jean-Charles Blais, Daniel Buren, Gérard Garouste, Jean Olivier Hucleux, Alain Kirili, Anne Marie Pécheur or Jean Tinguely), but also the German (Peter Klasen, KO Götz, Karl Fred Dahmen, René Böll ) and American art (Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein) form the core of the collection. In the last two years alone, important works by Stephen Althouse, José Bechara, Howard Kanovitz, Hermann-Josef Kuhna, Matthias Zimmermann, Stephan Kaluza and Hans-Jürgen Schlieker have been added through donations and new permanent loans. The exhibition impressively shows the meaningful expansion of the collection and the dialogical interaction of all positions.


The Known and The Unknown, Exh. Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Jean-Charles Blais, Untitled, 1984 © VG Bild Kunst 2019


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