MARZONA COLLECTION

MINIMAL ART FROM THE MARZONA COLLECTION

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MINIMAL ART FROM THE MARZONA COLLECTION

MINIMAL ART FROM THE MARZONA COLLECTION

Press release

The first floor Library Gallery will showcase a selection of sculpture and painting from the Marzona Collection, which has recently been acquired by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. The exhibition will feature works by the American masters of the Conceptual and Minimal movements, including one of the first Richard Serra lead floor sculptures from 1968, one of Donald Judd’s earliest Corten steel stacks and key works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, Lee Lozano, Robert Ryman, Fred Sandback and Richard Tuttle.

Egidio Marzona, born in 1944 in Bielefeld, Germany, has built one of the most significant collections of Arte Povera, Conceptual, Minimal and Land Art of its kind. Marzona began collecting art in the mid-1960s against a backdrop of vigorous political protests. He engaged deeply with the theories and manifestos of the early conceptual and minimal artists whilst collecting their work broadly and deeply. The Marzona Collection was first shown in a museum context in Vienna at the Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig in 1995, then during the 2001 Venice Biennale in Villa Manin (concurrently in the Kunsthalle Bielefeld) and most recently at the Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart in Berlin.