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Interior View, Museum Ludwig

Rheinisches Bildarchiv Koeln/ Sabrina Walz

Interior View, Museum Ludwig

Interior View, Museum Ludwig

Rheinisches Bildarchiv Koeln/ Sabrina Walz

Interior View, Museum Ludwig

Interior View, Museum Ludwig

Rheinisches Bildarchiv Koeln/ Sabrina Walz

Interior View, Museum Ludwig

The donation of 350 modern artworks by Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig marked the founding of this museum in 1976 as the first to exhibit contemporary art in Cologne. Apart from Pop Art, the Ludwigs also made a permanent loan of their Russian Avant-Garde Collection from 1906 to 1930, as well as several hundred works by Pablo Picasso. The Picassos were entrusted to the museum in two generous donations during 1994 and 2001 and are now owned by Museum Ludwig. Also integrated into the institution and forming the basis of its contemporary art collection is the Modern art department of the Wallraf Richartz Museum, featuring the Expressionism collection amassed by the Cologne lawyer Joseph Haubrich.

Collection Highlights


Picasso, Pablo, La femme à l'artichaut, Öl & Leinwand, 1941.07.31/1941.08.01 (Köln, Museum Ludwig, ML 01291.  (Foto: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, rba_c004725)

Pablo Picasso

Woman with an artichoke
Malewitsch, Kasimir Ssewerinowitsch, Suprematistische Komposition, Öl & Leinwand (Foto: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, rba_d022069)

Kazimir Malevich

Suprematist Composition
Lichtenstein, Roy, M-Maybe (A Girl's Picture), Magna & Leinwand, 1965 (Köln, Museum Ludwig, ML 01081.  (Foto: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, rba_c000951)

Roy Lichtenstein

M-Maybe (A Girl's Picture)
Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig, Fünf Frauen auf der Straße, Öl & Leinwand (Foto: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, rba_d024729)

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Five women on the streeet
Genzken, Isa, Venedig, Epoxidharz & Stahl (Foto: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, rba_c016536)

Isa Genzken

Venice
Museum Ludwig: Collection Highlights
Picasso, Pablo, La femme à l'artichaut, Öl & Leinwand, 1941.07.31/1941.08.01 (Köln, Museum Ludwig, ML 01291.  (Foto: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, rba_c004725)

Courtesy of Museum Ludwig

Pablo Picasso

Woman with an artichoke, 1941
oil on canvas
Malewitsch, Kasimir Ssewerinowitsch, Suprematistische Komposition, Öl & Leinwand (Foto: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, rba_d022069)

Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln

Kazimir Malevich

Suprematist Composition
oil on canvas
Lichtenstein, Roy, M-Maybe (A Girl's Picture), Magna & Leinwand, 1965 (Köln, Museum Ludwig, ML 01081.  (Foto: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, rba_c000951)

Courtesy of Museum Ludwig

Roy Lichtenstein

M-Maybe (A Girl's Picture), 1965
oil and magna on canvas
Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig, Fünf Frauen auf der Straße, Öl & Leinwand (Foto: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, rba_d024729)

Courtesy of Museum Ludwig

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Five women on the streeet
oil on canvas
Genzken, Isa, Venedig, Epoxidharz & Stahl (Foto: © Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, rba_c016536)

Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln

Isa Genzken

Venice
epoxy resin and steel

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Installation view  art into life! The collector Wolfgang Hahn and the 60s Museum Ludwig, Cologne 2017  Photo- Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, Britta Schlier.jpg

Art Into Life! Collector Wolfgang Hahn and the 60s

24 Jun - 24 Sep 2017
Heinz Held, Heinrich Böll with manuscript, 1971. © Museum Ludwig, Cologne. Photo- Rheinisches Bildarchiv Cologne.jpg

The human camera Heinrich Böll and the photography

1 Sep - 7 Jan 2018
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