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The "Museum Brandhorst" was opened in Munich on May 21st 2009. It displays about 200 exhibits from collection of modern art of the heirs of the Henkel trust Udo and Anette Brandhorst. In 2009 the Brandhorst Collection comprises more than 700 works.

The building with its long, two-storey, rectangular structure and multi-coloured facade composed of 36,000 vertical ceramic louvres in 23 different coloured glazes, has been created by the architects of Sauerbruch Hutton next to the Pinakothek der Moderne in the Kunstareal. The building has three exhibition areas which are connected by stairs. All galleries (with the exception of the Media Suite) have white walls and wooden floorboards of Danish oak.

The museum displays a comprehensive selection of about 100 works of Andy Warhol (Hammer and sickle, 1976, The Last Supper, 1986) and more than 60 works of Cy Twombly. The monumental series by Twombly, titled Lepanto, refers to a naval battle in 1571 between the Ottoman and Holy League forces.

Also other modern artists like Joseph Beuys, Mario Merz, Jannis Kounellis, Georg Baselitz, Gerhard Richter, Bruce Nauman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mike Kelley, Sigmar Polke, John Chamberlain, Robert Gober, Eric Fischl, Alex Katz and Damien Hirst are represented. Works on paper by Kasimir Malevich, Kurt Schwitters and Joan Miró and others also belong to the Brandhorst collection.

The museum also houses a collection of the illustrated books of Pablo Picasso since Udo and Anette Brandhorst were not only interested in the fine arts, but also in literature.




...taken from the entrance floor of the museum, where the visitors were listening to what the guide was telling about the illustration of warhol on the wall of the basement gallery...


...the ones who insist on seeing the father of the baby and the owner of the feet may check the workshop...


(Münih'teki Brandhorst Müzesi'nde çekildi.)

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