Following up to my post earlier this week, I found my photos from when I visited the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart. Since Stuttgart is only about 100km from where I live I went again with some friends - actually the first museum visit or seeing real art in general since Covid - besides my own collection of course lol.
I wish I could‘ve talked to their curators because most of the art exhibited, including a Rothko, a good 10+ Picassos, Roy Liechtenstein, Warhol, multiple Giacometti sculptures and canvases, Modgliani and a loot of other artists we nowadays all lust for, were acquired a good 30-60 years ago! Most of their collection has been bought in the 1980s and 1990s, way before we saw the prices we do nowadays. Most of them were acquired with funds from the national lottery lol, so they were for sure still expensive and already well known, but quite a few, like their Jackson Pollock, were bought in his lifetime!
Since the contemporary art collection is insanely big and including a lot of 15th, 16th century Italian, Dutch and German art as well, I only took a couple of pictures of my favourites.
A stark contrast actuallly to the Folkwang museum I posted earlier this week - the Staatsgalerie had almost no works that were done past the year 2000, none I think past 2010. The Folkwang museum had a whole seperate part (about 50% of the collection) purely dedicated to modern contemporary art of living artists.
Anyways, enjoy the couple snaps