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The Hubert Looser Collection at Kunsthaus Zurich

With contributions by Raphaël Bouvier and Florian Steinigner
Swiss entrepreneur Hubert Looser has assembled an outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art. Particularly rich in abstract expressionist, minimalist, and Arte Povera pieces, his collection also includes classical modernist works and many exceptional Asian and African sculptures. Kunsthaus Zürich is the first museum to display some of the most significant pieces from the Hubert Looser Collection, and this lavishly illustrated book serves as the catalog of this historic exhibition.

Beautifully produced, the book features paintings and sculptures by artists including John Chamberlain, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Elsworth Kelly, Anselm Kiefer, Yves Klein, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Sean Scully, Louis Soutter, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and many others. It also includes photographs of these works in their usual setting, Looser’s home and garden. In doing so, the book offers a window into one of Switzerland’s most important collections—and the remarkable setting in which it normally resides.

80 pages | 71 color plates | 10 x 12 | © 2013

Art: Art--General Studies


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Table of Contents

Foreword

Christopher Becker

Transatlantic Encounters on Heimplatz

On the potential for new dialogues when the Hubert Looser Collection comes to the Kunsthaus Zürich extension

Phillippe Büttner

Paths of Innovation

American art in the Hubert Looser Collection

Raphaël Bouvier

New Art for Zurich

Abstract Expressionism, Arte Povera and Minimal Art

Florian Steininger

Exhibited Works

List of works and artist biographies

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