Exterior View, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20

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Interior, Stiftung Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20 Grabbeplatz

Interior view, Stiftung Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20 Grabbeplatz
© Kunstsammlung NRW, Photo: Achim Kukulies

Interior view, Stiftung Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20 Grabbeplatz

Installation view of Art et Liberté: Rupture, War, and Surrealism in Egypt (1938 – 1948)
Interior view, Stiftung Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20 Grabbeplatz
© Kunstsammlung NRW, Photo: Achim Kukulies

Interior view, Stiftung Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20 Grabbeplatz

Installation view of Art et Liberté: Rupture, War, and Surrealism in Egypt (1938 – 1948)
Interior view, Stiftung Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20 Grabbeplatz
© Kunstsammlung NRW, Photo: Achim Kukulies

Interior view, Stiftung Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20 Grabbeplatz

Installation view of Art et Liberté: Rupture, War, and Surrealism in Egypt (1938 – 1948)
The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen boasts an outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art and occupies three different venues in Düsseldorf: the K20 at Grabbeplatz, the K21 in the Ständehaus and the Schmela Haus. The separate buildings house one of the world’s most important European collections of art reaching from the classical period to the present. Eighty-eight works by Paul Klee constitute the foundation of the collection, acquired in 1961. Additional highlights now include significant holdings of German expressionism, surrealism, postwar American and contemporary German art, with works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Jackson Pollock, Joseph Beuys and Nam June Paik. The quality of Kunstsammlung NRW collection has led critics to regard it as a "secret National Gallery".

Collection Highlights


August Macke

Freiburg Cathedral, Switzerland

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Mädchen unter Japanschirm (Girl under Japanese umbrella)

Franz Marc

Three Cats

Wassily Kandinsky

Composition IV

Paul Klee

Memory of a Garden
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20: Collection Highlights

August Macke

Freiburg Cathedral, Switzerland, 1914
oil on canvas, 60.6 cm x 50.3 cm
K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Mädchen unter Japanschirm (Girl under Japanese umbrella) , c.1909
oil on canvas, 92.5 cm x 80.5 cm
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Franz Marc

Three Cats, 1931
oil on canvas, 72 cm x 102 cm
K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Wassily Kandinsky

Composition IV, 1911
oil on canvas, 159.5 cm x 250.5 cm
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Paul Klee

Memory of a Garden, 1914
watercolour and pencil on paper, 25.2 cm x 21.5 cm
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
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