A transatlantic collection
The Hubert Looser Collection is typically thought of in terms of three main areas: Abstract Expressionism, Minimal Art and Arte Povera. It is therefore seen as spanning the gap between two poles: Europe and America. Its roots are in Europe, with a single figural sculpted piece by Pablo Picasso marking the mature Classical Modern period of art on the Old Continent. Yet immediately a fine work by Yves Klein, the French mystic of the happening – an extremely welcome addition to the Kunsthaus – points the way to the artistic forms espoused by post-war generations.