Otto Dix Bildnis der Tänzerin Anita Berber 1925

Experience ArtLBBW Collection

From Otto Dix and Rosemarie Trockel to Tobias Rehberger: The LBBW Collection encompasses works from the classical modern to the present day.

Breaking New Ground

Collecting Contemporary

We instigated the collection in 1971 with the aim of promoting contemporary art and giving employees first-hand experience of aspects of the current art scene from within their workplace. The initial impetus came from the Stuttgart-based “Hölzel circle” around Adolf Hölzel, Oskar Schlemmer, Ida Kerkovius, and Willi Baumeister. We have been constantly building up the collection ever since, starting with artists from southwest Germany, and then, from the 1990s onwards, broadening the scope to contemporary German and international tendencies. With the guiding principle “Collecting Contemporary”, we continue to collect outstanding works by contemporary artists, who predominantly live and work in Germany.

Art is an important material and cultural legacy for our society, and we aim to preserve and promote it.

Thorsten Schönenberger, member of the Board of Managing Directors of LBBW

LBBW Collection at art KARLSRUHE 2022 with its own booth

art Karlsruhe from 7 - 10 July 2022

At this year's edition of art KARLSRUHE the LBBW Collection will for the first time show a selection of representatives of abstract, concrete, and constructivist art as well as their contemporary interpreters at its own booth under the title "Sound of Silence". Rupprecht Geiger, Erdmut Bramke, Camill Leberer, Helmut Dorner and Gerwald Rockenschaub, among others, will be on display.

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