The Ludwig Collection: a collection for the public

What Peter and Irene Ludwig began in 1957 with their first acquisitions for the benefit of museums and consistently expanded over the decades is outstanding and unique. Today, the Ludwig Collection comprises more than 14,000 works of art. As donations or permanent loans, the works of art enrich museums around the world, are sought after for temporary exhibitions, or are the subject of research projects. 

In order to provide an insight into the wide variety and diversity of the works in the collection, we have invited all museums in our network to make a small selection from their holdings of works from the Ludwig Collection that they consider particularly important or interesting. 

The Ludwig Collection is characterized by a wide range of artists, art forms, periods, and geographical origins, and it continues to grow. The oldest works in the collection date from around 2000 BC, and the most recent from 2022: paintings and drawings by Ukrainian women artists acquired for the Ludwig Múzeum in Budapest. A major focus of the collection is contemporary and modern art, often with outstanding, comprehensive groups of works. Examples include Pop Art, Pablo Picasso, and the so-called Russian avant-garde. Equally important is the focus on art from the former GDR and USSR, as well as from China and Cuba. However, there are also important areas of the collection from periods before 1900, including medieval sculpture and painting, antiquities from Europe, East Asia, and Latin America and — a particular specialty of the collection — early eighteenth-century porcelain and faïence from Germany and France. 

The historical development of the Ludwig Collection can be divided into three phases: dynamism, stability, and continuity.

The phase of dynamism, from about 1948 to 1996, encompasses almost fifty years of joint collecting by Peter and Irene Ludwig. Over the years, their collecting activities evolved in their respective areas of interest. During this phase, much of the collection was assembled, generously donated, or given on permanent loan. The Ludwigs were tireless in their efforts to use their collection to contribute to international understanding and to realize their vision of world art. 

The phase of stability is characterized by Irene Ludwig’s productive collaboration with the museums, a phase in which the collector became more public after her husband’s death in 1996. The collection continued to grow. Until her death in 2010, Irene Ludwig was very interested in supporting the work of the museums through acquisitions and targeted funding. It was during this phase that the Foundation was established. 

The current phase is that of continuity, which began in 2010 and continues today. The professionally managed collection continues to grow in close collaboration between the Foundation and the museums. This may be of interest to all specialists: The Foundation has an actively maintained internal database of all the works of art in the collection. 

Claes Oldenburg, Stove, 1962, © Claes Oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg

Stove, 1962

Kunstmuseum Basel

Claes Oldenburg

Stove
1962



Permanent Loan

© Claes Oldenburg

Anna Oppermann, Gurken und Tomaten (Frau Sein), 1968, © Anna Oppermann. Courtesy: Estate Anna Oppermann and Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, www.bthumm.de

Anna Oppermann

Gurken und Tomaten (Frau Sein), 1968

Ludwig Forum for International Art

Anna Oppermann

Gurken und Tomaten (Frau Sein)
1968



Permanent Loan

© Anna Oppermann. Courtesy: Estate Anna Oppermann and Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, www.bthumm.de

Unidentified artist, Vessel in the shape of a head, 300, Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Wolfgang F. Meier, rba_d024516

Unidentified artist

Vessel in the shape of a head, 300–750

Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Cultures of the World

Unidentified artist

Vessel in the shape of a head
300–750



Permanent Loan

Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Wolfgang F. Meier, rba_d024516

Manfred Kastner, Melancholia, 1980, © Estate Manfred Kastner

Manfred Kastner

Melancholia, 1980

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Manfred Kastner

Melancholia
1980



Permanent Loan

© Estate Manfred Kastner

Yu Bing, A Book from the Sky, 1991, © Xu Bing. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, rba_c014640

Yu Bing

A Book from the Sky, 1991–1987

Museum Ludwig

Yu Bing

A Book from the Sky
1991–1987



Permanent Loan

© Xu Bing. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, rba_c014640

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Portrait of a Young Man, 1632, Photo: Anne Gold, Aachen

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Portrait of a Young Man, 1632

Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Portrait of a Young Man
1632



Permanent Loan

Photo: Anne Gold, Aachen

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Grazing - Soup to Nuts, MGM, 1930, 1983, © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Grazing - Soup to Nuts, MGM, 1930, 1983

Ludwig Forum for International Art

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Grazing - Soup to Nuts, MGM, 1930
1983



Permanent Loan

© The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Gottlieb Kirchner & Johann Gregorius Höroldt, Meißen, Table Fountaine, 1732, Courtesy: Museums of the City of Bamberg, Bamberg Historical Museum. Photo: Jürgen Musolf, Nuremberg

Gottlieb Kirchner & Johann Gregorius Höroldt, Meißen

Table Fountaine, 1732

Ludwig Collection in the Old Town Hall - Museum Bamberg

Gottlieb Kirchner & Johann Gregorius Höroldt, Meißen

Table Fountaine
1732



Permanent Loan

Courtesy: Museums of the City of Bamberg, Bamberg Historical Museum. Photo: Jürgen Musolf, Nuremberg

Allen Porter, Ihr sollt euch heiligen, 1957, © Allen Porter

Allen Porter

Ihr sollt euch heiligen, 1957

Klingspor-Museum

Allen Porter

Ihr sollt euch heiligen
1957



Permanent Loan

© Allen Porter

Roy Lichtenstein, M-Maybe (a girl’s picture), 1965, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, rba_c007153

Roy Lichtenstein

M-Maybe (a girl’s picture), 1965

Museum Ludwig

Roy Lichtenstein

M-Maybe (a girl’s picture)
1965



Donation

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, rba_c007153

Unidentified artist, Chalice crater from Attica, 440 BC,

Unidentified artist

Chalice crater from Attica, 440 BC

Hessen Kassel Heritage – Antikensammlung Schloss Wilhelmshöhe

Unidentified artist

Chalice crater from Attica
440 BC



Permanent Loan

Willi Sitte, Herr Mittelmaß, 1990, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Willi Sitte

Herr Mittelmaß, 1990

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Willi Sitte

Herr Mittelmaß
1990



Permanent Loan

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

David Hockney, Contrejour in the French Style - Against the Day dans le style francais, 1974, © David Hockney

David Hockney

Contrejour in the French Style - Against the Day dans le style francais, 1974

Ludwig Múzeum of Contemporary Art Budapest

David Hockney

Contrejour in the French Style - Against the Day dans le style francais
1974



Permanent Loan

© David Hockney

Vladimir Yankilevsky, Triptych No. 14, Self-Portrait (in Memory of my Father), 1987, © Vladimir Yankilevsky. Courtesy: Ludwig Museum at the State Russian Museum, 2023.

Vladimir Yankilevsky

Triptych No. 14, Self-Portrait (in Memory of my Father), 1987

Ludwig Museum at the State Russian Museum

Vladimir Yankilevsky

Triptych No. 14, Self-Portrait (in Memory of my Father)
1987



Donation

© Vladimir Yankilevsky. Courtesy: Ludwig Museum at the State Russian Museum, 2023.

Johann Joachim Kändler, Meißen, Monkey Chapel, 1766, Courtesy: Museums of the City of Bamberg, Bamberg Historical Museum. Photo: Jürgen Musolf, Nuremberg

Johann Joachim Kändler, Meißen

Monkey Chapel, 1766–1753

Ludwig Collection in the Old Town Hall - Museum Bamberg

Johann Joachim Kändler, Meißen

Monkey Chapel
1766–1753



Permanent Loan

Courtesy: Museums of the City of Bamberg, Bamberg Historical Museum. Photo: Jürgen Musolf, Nuremberg

Andy Warhol, Orange Car Crash, 1963, © 2023 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol

Orange Car Crash, 1963

Museum moderner Kunst – Stiftung Ludwig (mumok)

Andy Warhol

Orange Car Crash
1963



Permanent Loan

© 2023 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso, Grandes têtes, 1969, © Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Courtesy: Ludwig Museum at the State Russian Museum, 2023.

Pablo Picasso

Grandes têtes, 1969

Ludwig Museum at the State Russian Museum

Pablo Picasso

Grandes têtes
1969



Donation

© Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Courtesy: Ludwig Museum at the State Russian Museum, 2023.

Peter Skubic, Necklace, 1977, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Foto: DetlefSchumacher.com

Peter Skubic

Necklace, 1977

Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln (MAKK)

Peter Skubic

Necklace
1977



Permanent Loan

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Foto: DetlefSchumacher.com

Annette Kelm, Still Live With Spring, 2018, © Annette Kelm. Courtesy: König Galerie Berlin & Andrew Kreps Gallery New York

Annette Kelm

Still Live With Spring, 2018

Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

Annette Kelm

Still Live With Spring
2018



Permanent Loan

© Annette Kelm. Courtesy: König Galerie Berlin & Andrew Kreps Gallery New York

Unidentified artist, Chalice crater in the style of the Niobid painter, 450 BC, Photo: Andreas F. Voegelin, Basel

Unidentified artist

Chalice crater in the style of the Niobid painter, 450 BC–440 BC

Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

Unidentified artist

Chalice crater in the style of the Niobid painter
450 BC–440 BC



Donation

Photo: Andreas F. Voegelin, Basel

Pablo Picasso, Mousquetaire à l'oiseau, 1971, © Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Pablo Picasso

Mousquetaire à l'oiseau, 1971

Ludwig Museum for International Art in the Chinese National Museum (NAMOC)

Pablo Picasso

Mousquetaire à l'oiseau
1971



Donation

© Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Ralph Goings, Unadilla Dinner, 1977, ©️ Ralph Goings, http://ralphlgoings.com/. Courtesy: Ludwig Museum at the State Russian Museum, 2023.

Ralph Goings

Unadilla Dinner, 1977

Ludwig Museum at the State Russian Museum

Ralph Goings

Unadilla Dinner
1977



Donation

©️ Ralph Goings, http://ralphlgoings.com/. Courtesy: Ludwig Museum at the State Russian Museum, 2023.

Natalia LL, Consumer Art, 1975, © ZW Foundation / Natalia LL Archive

Natalia LL

Consumer Art, 1975

Ludwig Múzeum of Contemporary Art Budapest

Natalia LL

Consumer Art
1975



Permanent Loan

© ZW Foundation / Natalia LL Archive

Kasymyr Malewytsch, Suprematist Composition, 1915, Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Sabrina Walz, rba_d018790

Kasymyr Malewytsch

Suprematist Composition, 1915

Museum Ludwig

Kasymyr Malewytsch

Suprematist Composition
1915



Donation

Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Sabrina Walz, rba_d018790

Unidentified artist, So-called Harrach diptych, 800, Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Wolfgang F. Meier, rba_d034035_01

Unidentified artist

So-called Harrach diptych, 800

Museum Schnütgen

Unidentified artist

So-called Harrach diptych
800



Permanent Loan

Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Wolfgang F. Meier, rba_d034035_01

Jasper Johns, Figure 0, 1959, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Jasper Johns

Figure 0, 1959

Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus

Jasper Johns

Figure 0
1959



Donation

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Ursula Schultze-Bluhm, Spaziergang, 1954, © Museum Ludwig, Köln. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Sabrina Walz, rba_d058579

Ursula Schultze-Bluhm

Spaziergang, 1954

Museum Ludwig

Ursula Schultze-Bluhm

Spaziergang
1954



Donation

© Museum Ludwig, Köln. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Sabrina Walz, rba_d058579

Simon Denny, Crypto Futures Game of Life Overprint Collage: Despicable Me, 2018, © Simon Denny. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Buchholz

Simon Denny

Crypto Futures Game of Life Overprint Collage: Despicable Me, 2018

Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart

Simon Denny

Crypto Futures Game of Life Overprint Collage: Despicable Me
2018



Permanent Loan

© Simon Denny. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Buchholz

Pablo Picasso, Femme à la mandoline, 1910, © Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Sabrina Walz, rba_d052858_01

Pablo Picasso

Femme à la mandoline, 1910

Museum Ludwig

Pablo Picasso

Femme à la mandoline
1910



Donation

© Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Sabrina Walz, rba_d052858_01

Unidentified artist, Crown Chimú style, 1000, Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Wolfgang F. Meier, rba_d030953_01

Unidentified artist

Crown Chimú style, 1000–1470

Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Cultures of the World

Unidentified artist

Crown Chimú style
1000–1470



Permanent Loan

Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Wolfgang F. Meier, rba_d030953_01

Chicart Bailly, Memento Mori in the form of a tomb, 1520, Photo: DZ-Imagery

Chicart Bailly

Memento Mori in the form of a tomb, 1520–1530

Museum Schnütgen

Chicart Bailly

Memento Mori in the form of a tomb
1520–1530



Permanent Loan

Photo: DZ-Imagery

Pierre Soulages, Peinture, 14. April, 1953, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Pierre Soulages

Peinture, 14. April, 1953

Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus

Pierre Soulages

Peinture, 14. April
1953



Donation

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Sargis Muradyan, My Daughters, 1969, © Sargis Muradyan

Sargis Muradyan

My Daughters, 1969

Neue Nationalgalerie

Sargis Muradyan

My Daughters
1969



Collection Ludwig, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen, loan of the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation

© Sargis Muradyan

Marisol, La Visita, 1964, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Britta Schlier, rba_d039908

Marisol

La Visita, 1964

Museum Ludwig

Marisol

La Visita
1964



Acquired with funds from the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Britta Schlier, rba_d039908

Hanns Reinhardt Taravell & Dionysio Miseroni, Lobkowitz Imperial Cup, 1648, Photo: Anne Gold, Aachen

Hanns Reinhardt Taravell & Dionysio Miseroni

Lobkowitz Imperial Cup, 1648–1657

Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum

Hanns Reinhardt Taravell & Dionysio Miseroni

Lobkowitz Imperial Cup
1648–1657



Permanent Loan

Photo: Anne Gold, Aachen

Alcora, Trompe l'oeil with Olives and Lizard, 1780, Courtesy: Museums of the City of Bamberg, Bamberg Historical Museum. Photo: Jürgen Musolf, Nuremberg

Alcora

Trompe l'oeil with Olives and Lizard, 1780–1770

Ludwig Collection in the Old Town Hall - Museum Bamberg

Alcora

Trompe l'oeil with Olives and Lizard
1780–1770



Permanent Loan

Courtesy: Museums of the City of Bamberg, Bamberg Historical Museum. Photo: Jürgen Musolf, Nuremberg

Andy Warhol, White Brillo Boxes, 1964, © 2023 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Patrick Schwarz, rba_d048426_ff

Andy Warhol

White Brillo Boxes, 1964

Museum Ludwig

Andy Warhol

White Brillo Boxes
1964



Dauerleihgabe

© 2023 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Patrick Schwarz, rba_d048426_ff

Paul Hannong (Straßburg), Turrine in the Shape of a Duck with Matching Base Plate, 1754, Courtesy: Museums of the City of Bamberg, Bamberg Historical Museum. Photo: Jürgen Musolf, Nuremberg

Paul Hannong (Straßburg)

Turrine in the Shape of a Duck with Matching Base Plate, 1754–1745

Ludwig Collection in the Old Town Hall - Museum Bamberg

Paul Hannong (Straßburg)

Turrine in the Shape of a Duck with Matching Base Plate
1754–1745



Permanent Loan

Courtesy: Museums of the City of Bamberg, Bamberg Historical Museum. Photo: Jürgen Musolf, Nuremberg

Anne et Patrick Poirier, Dépot de mémoire et d'oubli, 1992, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Anne et Patrick Poirier

Dépot de mémoire et d'oubli, 1992

Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus

Anne et Patrick Poirier

Dépot de mémoire et d'oubli
1992



Donation

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Unidentified artist, Nine bronze bells (carillon of eight yongzhong bells and a single bo bell), 800 BC, Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Marion Mennicken, rba_d051285_09

Unidentified artist

Nine bronze bells (carillon of eight yongzhong bells and a single bo bell), 800 BC

Museum of East Asian Art

Unidentified artist

Nine bronze bells (carillon of eight yongzhong bells and a single bo bell)
800 BC



Permanent Loan

Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Marion Mennicken, rba_d051285_09

Arno Rink, Äneas, 1986, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Arno Rink

Äneas, 1986–1987

Museum der bildenden Künste

Arno Rink

Äneas
1986–1987



Permanent Loan

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Duane Hanson, Supermarket Lady, 1970, © Duane Hanson

Duane Hanson

Supermarket Lady, 1970

Ludwig Forum for International Art

Duane Hanson

Supermarket Lady
1970



Donation

© Duane Hanson

Unidentified artist, Vase in the shape of a squatting Gorgo, 700 BC, Photo: Andreas F. Voegelin, Basel

Unidentified artist

Vase in the shape of a squatting Gorgo, 700 BC–800 BC

Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

Unidentified artist

Vase in the shape of a squatting Gorgo
700 BC–800 BC



Schenkung

Photo: Andreas F. Voegelin, Basel

Gu Gan, Die Labyrinthstadt von Loulan, 1992, © Gu Gan. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Sabine Walz, rba_d038549

Gu Gan

Die Labyrinthstadt von Loulan, 1992

Museum of East Asian Art

Gu Gan

Die Labyrinthstadt von Loulan
1992



Permanent Loan

© Gu Gan. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Sabine Walz, rba_d038549

Ilya Kabakov, Geprüft!, 1981, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Ilya Kabakov

Geprüft!, 1981

Ludwig Forum for International Art

Ilya Kabakov

Geprüft!
1981



Permanent Loan

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Valentin Starčev, Prometheus, 1984, © Valentin Starčev

Valentin Starčev

Prometheus, 1984

Graphic Museum Schreiner Foundation

Valentin Starčev

Prometheus
1984



Permanent Loan

© Valentin Starčev

Werkstatt Jan Aalmis, Compilation of Dutch tiles, 1770, Photo: Peter Hinschläger, Aachen

Werkstatt Jan Aalmis

Compilation of Dutch tiles, 1770

Couven-Museum

Werkstatt Jan Aalmis

Compilation of Dutch tiles
1770



Donation

Photo: Peter Hinschläger, Aachen

Boris Nemenskij, On the Nameless High, 1961, © Boris Nemenskij. Foto: Carl Brunn

Boris Nemenskij

On the Nameless High, 1961

Neue Nationalgalerie

Boris Nemenskij

On the Nameless High
1961



Collection Ludwig, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen, loan of the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation

© Boris Nemenskij. Foto: Carl Brunn

Jingdezhen Porzellan, Large plate from Jiangxi Province, China, 1522, Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Marion Mennicken, rba_d033721_01

Jingdezhen Porzellan

Large plate from Jiangxi Province, China, 1522–1566

Museum of East Asian Art

Jingdezhen Porzellan

Large plate from Jiangxi Province, China
1522–1566



Permanent Loan

Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Marion Mennicken, rba_d033721_01

Unidentified artist, Larnax from Boiotia, 1300 BC,

Unidentified artist

Larnax from Boiotia, 1300 BC

Hessen Kassel Heritage – Antikensammlung Schloss Wilhelmshöhe

Unidentified artist

Larnax from Boiotia
1300 BC



Permanent Loan

Domèvre-sur-Vezouze, Lorraine stone Madonna, 1320, Photo: Anne Gold, Aachen

Domèvre-sur-Vezouze

Lorraine stone Madonna, 1320

Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum

Domèvre-sur-Vezouze

Lorraine stone Madonna
1320



Donation

Photo: Anne Gold, Aachen

Pablo Picasso, Femme à l'artichaut, 1941, © Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, rba_c004725

Pablo Picasso

Femme à l'artichaut, 1941

Museum Ludwig

Pablo Picasso

Femme à l'artichaut
1941



Schenkung

© Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, rba_c004725

Richard Hamilton, I'm dreaming of a White Christmas, 1963, ©️ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Richard Hamilton

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas, 1963

Kunstmuseum Basel

Richard Hamilton

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas
1963



Permanent Loan

©️ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Pablo Picasso, Mousquetaire et Amour, 1969, © Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Britta Schlier, rba_d038676_01

Pablo Picasso

Mousquetaire et Amour, 1969

Museum Ludwig

Pablo Picasso

Mousquetaire et Amour
1969



Donation

© Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Britta Schlier, rba_d038676_01

Flaka Haliti, Nihal, 2016, © Flaka Haliti

Flaka Haliti

Nihal, 2016

Ludwig Múzeum of Contemporary Art Budapest

Flaka Haliti

Nihal
2016



Dauerleihgabe

© Flaka Haliti

Maria Lassnig, Vom Tode gezeichnet, 2011, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Sabrina Walz, rba_d039370_01

Maria Lassnig

Vom Tode gezeichnet, 2011

Museum Ludwig

Maria Lassnig

Vom Tode gezeichnet
2011



Acquired with funds from the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Sabrina Walz, rba_d039370_01

Roy Lichtenstein, Ruins, 1965, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Courtesy: Ludwig Museum at the State Russian Museum, 2023.

Roy Lichtenstein

Ruins, 1965

Ludwig Museum at the State Russian Museum

Roy Lichtenstein

Ruins
1965



Donation

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Courtesy: Ludwig Museum at the State Russian Museum, 2023.

Porzellanmanufaktur Meißen, Service with the coat of arms of Pope Benedict XIV., 1741, Courtesy: Museums of the City of Bamberg, Bamberg Historical Museum. Photo: Jürgen Musolf, Nuremberg

Porzellanmanufaktur Meißen

Service with the coat of arms of Pope Benedict XIV., 1741

Ludwig Collection in the Old Town Hall - Museum Bamberg

Porzellanmanufaktur Meißen

Service with the coat of arms of Pope Benedict XIV.
1741



Permanent Loan

Courtesy: Museums of the City of Bamberg, Bamberg Historical Museum. Photo: Jürgen Musolf, Nuremberg

Unidentified artist, Large faience vase with hexagonal decoration, 1260, Photo: Hans-Dietrich Beyer

Unidentified artist

Large faience vase with hexagonal decoration, 1260

Museum for Islamic Art

Unidentified artist

Large faience vase with hexagonal decoration
1260



Permanent Loan

Photo: Hans-Dietrich Beyer

Gerhard Richter, Eifellandschaft (Morgendämmerung) Hubbelrath, 1969, © Gerhard Richter 2023 (09112023)

Gerhard Richter

Eifellandschaft (Morgendämmerung) Hubbelrath, 1969

Ludwig Museum for International Art in the Chinese National Museum (NAMOC)

Gerhard Richter

Eifellandschaft (Morgendämmerung) Hubbelrath
1969



Donation

© Gerhard Richter 2023 (09112023)

Andy Warhol, Saturday's Popeye, 1960, © 2023 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol

Saturday's Popeye, 1960

Ludwig Forum for International Art

Andy Warhol

Saturday's Popeye
1960



Permanent Loan

© 2023 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Unidentified artist, Head of Athena of Velletri, 430 BC, Photo: Andreas F. Voegelin, Basel

Unidentified artist

Head of Athena of Velletri, 430 BC

Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

Unidentified artist

Head of Athena of Velletri
430 BC



Donation

Photo: Andreas F. Voegelin, Basel

Vera Nedkova, Interieur, 1973, © Vera Nedkova

Vera Nedkova

Interieur, 1973

Graphic Museum Schreiner Foundation

Vera Nedkova

Interieur
1973



Permanent Loan

© Vera Nedkova

Jean Tinguely, Mes Roues, 1960, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Jean Tinguely

Mes Roues, 1960–1961

Ludwig Múzeum of Contemporary Art Budapest

Jean Tinguely

Mes Roues
1960–1961



Permanent Loan

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Belkis Ayón, Sin título (Sikán, Nasakó y Espíritu Santo), 1993, © Belkis Ayón Estate. Photo: Carl Brunn, Aachen

Belkis Ayón

Sin título (Sikán, Nasakó y Espíritu Santo), 1993

Ludwig Forum for International Art

Belkis Ayón

Sin título (Sikán, Nasakó y Espíritu Santo)
1993



Permanent Loan

© Belkis Ayón Estate. Photo: Carl Brunn, Aachen

Andy Warhol, Portrait of Peter Ludwig, 1980, © 2023 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol

Portrait of Peter Ludwig, 1980

Ludwig Museum for International Art in the Chinese National Museum (NAMOC)

Andy Warhol

Portrait of Peter Ludwig
1980



Donation

© 2023 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Robert Rauschenberg, Allegory, 1959, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, rba_c025037

Robert Rauschenberg

Allegory, 1959–1960

Museum Ludwig

Robert Rauschenberg

Allegory
1959–1960



Donation

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, rba_c025037

Wolfgang Smy, Blaues Rad, 1987, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Wolfgang Smy

Blaues Rad, 1987

Museum der bildenden Künste

Wolfgang Smy

Blaues Rad
1987



Permanent Loan

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Nairy Baghramian, Damenrad, 2009, © Nairy Baghramian. Photo: Carl Brunn, Aachen.

Nairy Baghramian

Damenrad, 2009

Ludwig Forum for International Art

Nairy Baghramian

Damenrad
2009



Permanent Loan

© Nairy Baghramian. Photo: Carl Brunn, Aachen.

Jurij Konstantinovič Korolev, Kosmonauten, 1982, © Jurij Korolev

Jurij Konstantinovič Korolev

Kosmonauten, 1982

Neue Nationalgalerie

Jurij Konstantinovič Korolev

Kosmonauten
1982



Collection Ludwig, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen, loan of the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation

© Jurij Korolev

Angela Hampel, Schlange, 1986, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Angela Hampel

Schlange, 1986

Museum der bildenden Künste

Angela Hampel

Schlange
1986



Permanent Loan

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Jasper Johns, Target, 1967, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Jasper Johns

Target, 1967–1969

Museum moderner Kunst – Stiftung Ludwig (mumok)

Jasper Johns

Target
1967–1969



Donation Ludwig Collection, Permanent Loan of the Austrian Ludwig Foundation

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Unidentified artist, Lion from presumably Taranto, 300 BC,

Unidentified artist

Lion from presumably Taranto, 300 BC

Hessen Kassel Heritage – Antikensammlung Schloss Wilhelmshöhe

Unidentified artist

Lion from presumably Taranto
300 BC



Permanent Loan

Pablo Picasso, Femme assise à verte, 1960, © Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Pablo Picasso

Femme assise à verte, 1960

Museum moderner Kunst – Stiftung Ludwig (mumok)

Pablo Picasso

Femme assise à verte
1960



Donation Ludwig Collection, Permanent Loan of the Austrian Ludwig-Foundation

© Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023

Meister von St. Severin, Bernhard Visiting a Lady, from the Altenberg Bernhard cycle, 1505, Photo: Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation, Aachen

Meister von St. Severin

Bernhard Visiting a Lady, from the Altenberg Bernhard cycle, 1505–1520

Museum Schnütgen

Meister von St. Severin

Bernhard Visiting a Lady, from the Altenberg Bernhard cycle
1505–1520



Donation

Photo: Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation, Aachen

Unidentified artist, Mayan vaulted capstone, 600, Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Wolfgang F. Meier, rba_d024820

Unidentified artist

Mayan vaulted capstone, 600–800

Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Cultures of the World

Unidentified artist

Mayan vaulted capstone
600–800



Permanent Loan

Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Cologne, Wolfgang F. Meier, rba_d024820

Joos van Cleve, Cherry Madonna, 1520, Photo: Anne Gold, Aachen

Joos van Cleve

Cherry Madonna, 1520–1525

Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum

Joos van Cleve

Cherry Madonna
1520–1525



Permant Loan

Photo: Anne Gold, Aachen