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John Salt, Untitled (Cars, Blue Wreck and Truck), 1971, Acryl auf Leinwand , Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen, Leihgabe der Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung, © John Salt; Foto: Carl Brunn / Ludwig Forum Aachen

Highlights of the Collection

Pop Art and Hyperrealism

13.03.20 until further notice

The collection of Peter and Irene Ludwig is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world. The Ludwig Forum Aachen houses over 3,000 works from this collection, including many works that are not missing in any art history and thus belong to the world memory of 20th century art. Duane Hanson’s hyper-realistic sculpture “Supermarket Lady”, key works by the Pop Art icons Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein as well as the central pioneers Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper John form the heart of the collection. With their first trip to New York in 1967, the collector couple’s interest in American art could no longer be stopped. As an expression of an attitude to life of their time, the Ludwigs were in search of a global concept of art, a world of their own in the face of prevailing politics and society. Special attention was paid to representational painting and sculpture, which the exhibition reflects with about 30 main works from Pop Art and Hyperrealism.

Artists of the exhibition: John de Andrea, Jim Dine, Don Eddy, Richard Estes, Robert Graham, Richard Hamilton, Duane Hanson, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Siegfried Neuenhausen, Philip Pearlstein, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, John Salt, Andy Warhol.

Curated by Esther Boehle


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