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Lübeck Collects

From Max Beckmann to Miroslav Tichý

The Lübeck Collects catalogue presents an entire city’s collection of treasures: treasured works belonging to private collectors are supplemented with art from the depot of the Kunsthalle in Lübeck, some of which has never before been exhibited. The publication traces the time from postwar modernism to the present and brings together two very different types of collections: on the one hand, that of the public museum, on the other, that of the very subjective private collection. While public collections with their social mandate provide an as broadly diversified as possible overview of art trends and developments of a particular time or region, private collections are characterized by the taste of the respective collector.


Josef Albers, Gerhard Altenbourg, Karel Appel, Ole Baertling, Willi Baumeister, Max Beckmann, Sybille Bergemann, Joseph Beuys, Julius Bissier, Erwin Bohatsch, Christian Borchert, KP Brehmer, Peter Brüning, Carlfriedrich Claus, Felix Droese, Arno Fischer, Ralph Fleck, Günter Fruhtrunk, Rupprecht Geiger, Ludger Gerdes, Hermann Glöckner, K. O. Götz, Lothar Götz, Hans Hartung, Nschotschi Haslinger, Candida Höfer, Vladimír Houdek, Jörg Immendorff, Hanna Jäger, Per Kirkeby, Dieter Krieg, Almut Linde, Markus Lüpertz, Christof Mascher, Georg Meistermann, Roger Melis, Michael Morgner, Heino Naujoks, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Martin Neumaier, Helga Paris, Michail Pirgelis, Daniel Poensgen, Heimrad Prem, Thomas Ranft, Ulrich Rückriem, Thomas Ruff, Bernard Schultze, Emil Schumacher, Thomas Schütte, Horst Skodlerrak, K. R. H. Sonderborg, Klaus Staeck, Strawalde, Thomas Struth, Fred Thieler, Miroslav Tichý, Hann Trier, Günther Uecker, Fritz Winter, Wols, HP Zimmer


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"Lübeck Collects"

February 2017

ISBN 978-3-7356-0330-2

24,00 x 30,50 cm

160 Pages

100 colored and 27 b/w illustrations

Hardcover with quarter binding, bound

Languages: German, English

Oliver Zybock
Text by
Lisa Klösterkötter, Rosa Windt, Oliver Zybok
Design by
Sophie Ona, Lübeck
Exhibition: 05.02.–21.05.2017, Kunsthalle St. Annen
in cooperation with the Overbeck Gesellschaft, Lübeck