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April 28, 2024 — June 16, 2024

Sean Scully - Géographies

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March 22, 2024 — August 12, 2024

Roni Horn - Give Me Paradox or Give Me Death

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March 6, 2024 — June 17, 2024

Tübke and Italy: exhibition at the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, 7.3.-16.6.2024

Flügel eines Diptychons mit der Krönung Mariens, Köln, um 1350, Elfenbein, Leihgabe der Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung, erworben 2023 für das Museum Schnütgen Support
January 26, 2024 — July 7, 2024

Newly acquired ivory carvings from the time of the Gothic cathedrals

Johann Friedrich August Tischbein, Iris, nach 1800, Hessen Kassel Heritage. Foto: Ute Brunzel Support
December 15, 2023 — March 24, 2024

Old Masters interpreted from a queer Perspective - Exhibition at Schloss Wilhelmshöhe of the Hessen Kessel Heritage

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Ludwig Collection: A Selection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Peter and Irene Ludwig – Collect Art, Change the World

Collect art, change the world: Beginning in the 1950s, Irene (née Monheim, 1927–2010) and Peter Ludwig (1925–1996) amassed one of the most important art collections of the second half of the twentieth century

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1977: Das Ehepaar an Irene Ludwigs 50. Geburtstag. Statt August Mackes 'Im Garten', 1912, das sich als Dauerleihgabe im Museum Ludwig befindet, ziert dieses Foto die Wand im Salon der Stiftung, zu Ehren der Stifter