Irene and Peter Ludwig (1925–1996 and 1927–2011, respectively) were passionate advocates of the American Pop Art movement, collecting key works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Claes Oldenburg. In 1976 the couple donated 350 works from their collection to the city of Cologne, Germany, initiating the founding of the Museum Ludwig. As a result of this gift, the museum holds one of the most important collections of American Pop Art outside of the United States. This will be the first exhibition dedicated to the history of this collection, as well as to the couple’s impact on the reception of American art in Germany. It will feature some 200 works of art from the Museum Ludwig’s collection alongside works lent by other museums that benefited from the couple’s gifts of art.
This exhibition will also travel to the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (February–September 2015).
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