Museum Brandhorst

Brandhorst Museum in Munich, Germany is one place to keep in mind the next time you have a long lay over while in route.  Opened in 2009, it holds an impressive private collection of contemporary art, mostly paintings.  Among them, the largest number of Cy Twombly's work outside the United States and more than 100 exhibits by Andy Warhol.  The museum was possible thanks to the generosity of husband and wife, Udo Fritz-Hermann and Anette Brandhorst who started collecting art in the early 70's.  After Annette passed away in 1999, her husband Udo donated the amassed collection to the State of Bavaria with the requirement that the state would give the collection a suited home.  Bavaria paid for the modern building designed by Berlin based Sauerbruch Hutto Architects.
The museum built an octagonal room specifically designed to display Cy Twombly's Lepanto, a painting composed of 12 big canvases created to exhibit during Venice Biennale in 2001.  I also spotted work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yves Klein, Christoper Wool and many more amazing artists.  Definitely a must visit.  Enjoy.
Brandhorst Museum facade

Cy Twombly Lepanto painting

Entrance to Andy Warhol room

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Triptych), 1983

Pictures via Art Magazine, Cool Cities and Art News.

1 comment

Deidre Clarke said...

I agree, it's a must-see. Thanks for the view of the Cy Twombly gallery.

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