It seems that every month comes a new announcement of a German art collection looking for a more prominent public venue. Monsters and Critics has one more:
The so-called ‘Pietzsch Collection’ of more than 300 paintings, sculptures and photos, is normally housed in a spacious villa in Berlin’s tree-lined Grunewald district, purpose-built by Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch. But 180 items from the collection have been moved to Berlin’s New National Gallery where the exhibition ‘Picture Dreams’ opened to the public on June 19.
The display includes paintings and sculptures by Andre Breton, Salvador Dali, Paul Delvaux, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Andre Masson and Yves Tanguy amongst others.
A core aspect of the show is work by American abstract expressionists, whose art movement rose directly from the roots of surrealism, to flourish in New York in the 1950s. Artists including Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman – who have all become legends in their own rights – are represented, along with Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
Rare Surrealist Art Collection Goes on Display (Monsters and Critics)