POSTPONED: The Cool and the Cold. Painting from the USA and the USSR 1960–1990. Ludwig Collection

25 Apr 2020 — 6 Sep 2020

Roy Lichtenstein, Hopeless, 1963. Acryl on canvas, 177,8 x 152,4 cm  © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein & VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019, Photo: Kunstmuseum Basel, Martin P. Bühler
courtesy: Kunstmuseum Basel, loan of the Peter and Irene Ludwig Stiftung
In the year marking the 30th anniversary of German reunification, the Gropius Bau will host a group exhibition uniting paintings created during the Cold War in both centres of global political power, including works by Andy Warhol, Il’ja Kabakov, Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler and Erik Bulatov.

Titled "The Cool and the Cold. Painting from the USA and the USSR 1960–1990. Ludwig Collection", the exhibition puts into relation works by Andy Warhol, Il’ja Kabakov, Erik Bulatov, Lee Lozano, Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Viktor Pivovarov, Natal’ja Nesterova and Ivan Čujkov featured in the Ludwig Collection. Peter and Irene Ludwig were among the first European collectors of American pop art and art from the Soviet Union; their extensive collection thus makes possible critically juxtaposing works from both sides of the East-West conflict.