13 Works on Long Term Loan to the Foundation Beyeler, 01 May 2016 — 14 Aug 2016

13 Works on Long Term Loan to the Foundation Beyeler

Fondation Beyeler, Baselstrasse 101, Riehen / Basel

In the first presentation of the long-term loan nine paintings by Pablo Picasso from the Anthax Collection Marx will be displayed together side by side with works by the Spanish painter that belong to the collection of the Fondation Beyeler. A total of around twenty works by Picasso is on show.

The subject of the female portrait, which was so popular in the mid-twentieth century, predominates in the group of paintings, with, for example, Tête de femme (December 2, 1939) from the Anthax Collection Marx providing a wonderful complement to the Fondation Beyeler’s Buste de femme au chapeau (Dora) (November 30, 1939). The loaned works therefore provide an excellent and impressive extension to the museum’s existing collection of thirty-four works by Pablo Picasso. The long-term loan consists of nine paintings and two works on paper by Picasso as well as sculptures by Alberto Giacometti and Constantin Brancusi. This is the first occasion that the Picasso works are being presented to the public as a group.

The Fondation Beyeler will in future integrate the works into exhibitions of its own collection, so that local residents and visitors from Basel can have the pleasure of seeing additional Picasso works. The Marx family has chosen the Fondation Beyeler for this public presentation because the works are particularly well suited for the museum’s high quality programme. In addition, Riehen is located close to Brombach bei Lörrach, the birthplace of the collector Dr. Erich Marx, and his children are alumni of Basel grammar schools and the University of Basel. Through the public presentation of the works from the Anthax Collection Marx, which has been negotiated since 2013, the family would like to demonstrate its special ties to the area.

opening hours during Art Basel: 9am – 7pm daily (11 – 19 June 2016)

Contacts & Details


Mon – Sun 10am – 6pm

Wed 10am – 8pm

Fri 10am – 9pm (On June 23, August 25 and September 15, the museum closes already at 6pm)



T: +41 61 645 9700
M: info@fondationbeyeler.ch

Fondation Beyeler, Baselstrasse 101, Riehen / Basel

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