The collection of Neue Galerie Graz

The Neue Galerie collection, with works from the 19th and 20th centuries, is a shining example of the convergence of public and private collecting at the highest level. Were it not for the financial and intellectual commitment of private collectors, the Neue Galerie's public collection would not enjoy its international reputation. It is also supported by purchases by the Chancellor's Office art section.

The foundation of the 19th century collection came in the form of a gift from Erzherzog Johann, donations by the court of the emperor and local nobility. After the first world war, collecting activities came to a standstill due to the economic situation, with the result that art from around 1900 and between the wars is not properly represented, though two significant paintings by Egon Schiele (Stadtende) and some drawings (Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka) are exceptions.


Thanks to the introduction of the Joanneum-Kunstpreis (Joanneum prize for art) in1959, the Internationale Malerwochen (International Painting Weeks) in Styria since 1966 and the Trigon-Biennale, the collecting activities of the Neue Galerie have been significantly increased and rendered more international since the 70s and 80s. Alongside continuous enlargement of the inventory from the 19th century, the focus of current collecting effort is Austrian and international contemporary art.

The Neue Galerie collection contains around 2500 paintings, 650 sculptures, 40,000 original and printed drawings, 1500 photographic works as well as works of video and media art.


A selection from the 19th and 20th century collection was on show at Schloss Eggenberg palace till January of 2003 in an exhibition entitled 'Von Waldmüller bis Schiele' (From Waldmüller to Schiele).

A selection of artists in the collection

Artists of the 19th century and early 20th century (selection):

 

Jakob Alt, Rudolf Alt, Friedrich Amerling, Tina Blau, Herbert Boeckl, Moritz M. Daffinger, Josef Danhauser, Eugen Jettel, Marie Egner, Thomas Ender, Josef Feid, Heinrich Füger, Jakob Gauermann, Friedrich Gauermann, Anton Hansch, Ludwig Halauska, Carl Haunold, Theodor von Hörmann, Gustav Klimt, Anton Kolig, Max Klinger, Johann Knapp, Johann Kniep, Broncia Koller-Pinell, Johann Peter Krafft, Conrad Kreuzer, Vinzenz Kreuzer, Josef Kuwasseg, Johann Baptist Lampi, Friedrich Loos, Edmund Mahlknecht, Ferdinand Mallitsch, Emilie Mediz-Pelikan, Carl Moll, Ernst Chr. Moser, Hans Makart, Leopold Müller, Leo Putz, August von Pettenkofen, Karl Pischinger, Ignaz Raffalt, Johann G. Raffalt, Anton Romako, Franz Russ, Robert Russ, Anton Schiffer, Emil Jakob Schindler, Johann N. Schödlberger, Alois Schönn, Josef Selleny, Karl Spitzweg, Franz Steinfeld, Otto von Thoren, Leopold Voescher, Olga Wisinger-Florian, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Alfred Zoff.

 


Artists of the 20th century and early 21tstcentury (selection):

 

Gerhard Lojen, Dennis Adams, Marc Adrian, Friedrich Aduatz, Siegfried Anzinger, Richard Artschwager, Joannis Avramidis, John Baldessari, Jack Bauer, Josef Beuys, Guillaume Bijl, Hans Bischoffshausen, Agostino Bonalumi, Ecke Bonk, Herbert Brandl, Günter Brus, Gianni Colombo, Marcel Duchamp, Olafur Eliasson, Valie Export, Peter Fend, Sylvie Fleury, Günther Förg, Hans Fronius, Bruno Gironcoli, Roland Goeschl, Renée Green, Lily Greenham, Raoul Hausmann, John Hilliard, Damien Hirst, Wolfgang Hollegha, Hans Hollein, Donald Judd, Friedrich Kiesler, Martin Kippenberger, Josef Kossuth, Peter Kogler, Brigitte Kowanz, Richard Kriesche, Inez van Lamsweerde, Maria Lassnig, Louise Lawler, Natacha Lesueur, Sol LeWitt, Thomas Locher, Ken Lum, Michael Majerus, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Henri Michaux, Otto Mühl, Christian Philipp Müller, Walter Niedermayer, Hermann Nitsch, Kenneth Noland, Oswald Oberhuber, Walter Obholzer, Albert Oehlen, Tony Oursler, Vevean Oviette, Hermann Painitz, Mimmo Palladino, Freidrich Panzer, Giulio Paolini, Ferdinand Penker, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Rudolf Pointner, Richard Prince, Arnulf Rainer, Ad Reinhardt, Rivka Rinn, Pipilotti Rist, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Martha Rosler, Dieter Roth, Gerhard Rühm, Kurt Ryslavy, Fred Sandback, Julia Scher, Jörg Schlick, Hubert Schmalix, Michael Schuster, Hannes Schwarz, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Cindy Sherman, Fritz Silberbauer, Daniel Spoerri, Hans Staudacher, Dominik Steiger, Haim Steinbach, Thomas Stimm, Rudolf Stingel, Jessica Stockholder, Rudolf Szyszkowitz, Antoni Tapies, Wilhelm Thöny, Mark Tobey, Rosemarie Trockel, Gustav Troger, Victor Vasarely, Wolf Vostell, Otto E. Wagner, Martin Walde, Kurt Weber, Peter Weibel, Max Weiler, Franz West, Alfred Wickenburg, Hermione Wiltshire, Sue Williams, Erwin Wurm, Peter Zimmermann, Heimo Zobernig.

Neue Galerie Graz

Joanneumquarter, access Kalchberggasse
8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9100
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