A Passion for Drawing.
The Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou Paris

Until 26 January 2020

Ever since the 1990s, Florence and Daniel Guerlain’s interest has been focused on contemporary drawing, and the two have by now accumulated an extensive collection of works by internationally known artists. They are also the initiators and sponsors of the Prix de dessin, which is conferred annually by a jury.

2013 saw this couple donate part of their collection—totaling 1,200 drawings—to the Centre Pompidou in Paris. And now, as the first Central European museum to do so, the Albertina Museum is providing a glimpse into the Guerlains’ activities as collectors by showing a selection of highlights from these holdings.

Artists: Mark Dion, Marcel Dzama, Marcel van Eeden, Catharina van Eetvelde, Jana Gunstheimer, Erik van Lieshout, Robert Longo, David Nash, Cornelia Parker, Joyce Pensato, Chloe Piene, Pavel Pepperstein, Javier Pérez, Anne-Marie Schneider, Kiki Smith, Nedko Solakov, Renie Spoelstra, Aya Takano, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Jorinde Voigt

On view from 11 October 2019 until 26 January 2020.

Image Gallery – 22 Images
Mark Dion | The Shipwreck, 2001 | Donation de la Collection Florence et Daniel Guerlain, 2012 Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris © Mark Dion Studio
Mark Dion | The Shipwreck, 2001 | Donation de la Collection Florence et Daniel Guerlain, 2012 Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris © Mark Dion Studio
In the exhibition | Photos © Robert Bodnar
In the exhibition | Photos © Robert Bodnar
Kiki Smith | Untitled (Woman with Bird), 2003 | Donation de la Collection Florence et Daniel Guerlain, 2012 Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris © Kiki Smith, Courtesy Pace Gallery
Kiki Smith | Untitled (Woman with Bird), 2003 | Donation de la Collection Florence et Daniel Guerlain, 2012 Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris © Kiki Smith, Courtesy Pace Gallery
Nedko Solakov | Albertinadoodles, 2019 | © Nedko Solakov
Nedko Solakov | Albertinadoodles, 2019 | © Nedko Solakov
In the exhibition | Photos © Robert Bodnar – 8 Images

 

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Publication | A Passion for Drawing. Die Sammlung Guerlain aus dem Centre Pompidou

A Passion for Drawing. Die Sammlung Guerlain aus dem Centre Pompidou

In recent years, curator and Dürer specialist Christof Metzger has been reevaluating the ALBERTINA Museum’s Dürer holdings, which embody the world’s most important collections of both his drawings and his watercolors. The most surprising outcomes of this work are his assessments regarding the artist’s great nature studies from the initial years of the 16th century—such as the Hare and the Large Piece of Turf —and his studies with strong light/dark contrasts on colored paper such as the famous Praying Hands, all of which probe the limits of what can be accomplished with pen and brush. These are demonstration pieces that proved Dürer’s consummate drawing and painting abilities to anyone who visited the master’s workshop. As such, they are not preliminary studies but autonomous visual tours de force that demonstrate Dürer’s stupendous abilities as well as the intellectual depth with which he conceived of nature.

A Passion for Drawing. The Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou
Ed. Elsy Lahner and Klaus Albrecht Schröder
2019
176 pages
20 x 24 cm, Hardcover
German EUR 29,90
English EUR 29,90