The Kunsthaus Zürich is home to one of Switzerland’s most important art collections, with around 4,000 paintings and sculptures as well as 95,000 prints and drawings from the 13th century to the present day. Around 10% of them are on permanent display.

Highlights of the collection

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Andy Warhol, Big Torn Campbellʼs Soup Can (Vegetable Beef), 1962, Kunsthaus Zürich, © 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
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Adriaen Coorte, Spargelbund mit Kirschen und Schmetterling, c. 1693–1695, Kunsthaus Zürich, Permanent loan from a private Swiss collection, 2016
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Albrecht Dürer, Rhinocerus (Das Rhinozeros), 1515, Kunsthaus Zürich
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Fischli / Weiss, Kanalreiniger, 1987, Kunsthaus Zürich, Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde, Gruppe Junge Kunst, 1987, © 2019 Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Courtesy der Künstler und Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich / New York
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Sigmar Polke, Levitation, 2005, Kunsthaus Zürich, Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde, © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne / 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
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Piet Mondrian, Komposition mit Rot, Blau und Gelb, 1930, Kunsthaus Zürich, donated by Alfred Roth, 1987
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Georg Baselitz, Nachtessen in Dresden, 1983, Kunsthaus Zürich, © 2019 Georg Baselitz
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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Der Apostel Simon, 1661, Kunsthaus Zürich, Ruzicka-Stiftung, 1949
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Giovanni Segantini, Pascoli alpini, 1893/1894, Kunsthaus Zürich
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Cindy Sherman, Untitled #132, 1984, Kunsthaus Zürich, © 2019 Cindy Sherman
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Vincent van Gogh, Cabanes blanches aux Saintes-Maries, Kunsthaus Zürich, donated by Walter Haefner, 1995
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Pipilotti Rist, Das Glas, 1998, Kunsthaus Zürich, © 2019 Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine
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Claude Monet, Le bassin aux nymphéas, le soir, 1916/1922, Kunsthaus Zürich, donated by Emil G. Bührle, 1952
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Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Mouvement de lignes, 1939, Kunsthaus Zürich, donated by Hans Arp in memory of his wife, 1958
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Danh Vo, We the People (Detail), 2011–2014, Kunsthaus Zürich, purchased with the support of Swiss Re - Partner for contemporary art, 2014, © 2019 Danh Vo. All rights reserved.
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Cy Twombly, Anabasis, 1983, Kunsthaus Zürich, © 2019 Cy Twombly Foundation
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Jeff Wall, Tattoos and Shadows, 2000, Kunsthaus Zürich, Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde, 2002, © 2019 Jeff Wall
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Auguste Rodin, La porte de lʼenfer, 1880–1917, Kunsthaus Zürich, donated by Emil Georg Bührle, 1949
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Félix Vallotton, Bain au soir dʼété, 1892/1893, Kunsthaus Zürich, Fondation Gottfried Keller, Office fédéral de la culture, Berne, 1965
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Ugo Rundinone, No. 32, SIEBENUNDZWANZIGSTERJUNIZWEITAUSENDUNDDREI, 2003, Kunsthaus Zürich, © 2019 Ugo Rundinone
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Max Ernst, La ville entière, 1935/1936, Kunsthaus Zürich, © 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
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Alberto Giacometti, Le chariot, 1950, Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, © Succession Alberto Giacometti / 2019, ProLitteris, Zurich

Highlights include not only the largest collection of Munch paintings outside Norway and the most comprehensive collection of works by Alberto Giacometti but also Impressionist and Classical Modernist paintings from Monet, Picasso and Chagall to Kokoschka, Beckmann and Corinth.

Pop Art from Warhol and Hamilton appears alongside artists including Rothko, Twombly, Beuys and Baselitz. Video installations and photographs by Fischli/Weiss, Pipilotti Rist and others bring the story into the 21st century.

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Rarely seen

The Collection of Prints and Drawings comprises some 95,000 works on paper, including 37,000 drawings that are especially valuable because they are one-offs made by the artists themselves. Since works on paper are extremely fragile and sensitive to external influences such as light, temperature and climatic changes, they cannot be exhibited permanently. However, selected works can be viewed in the Prints and Drawings Collection study room on request.

Image rights and reproductions

If you would like to reproduce works from the Kunsthaus Zürich’s collection in publications, you can obtain usage rights and order images. You can also obtain digital reproductions of all the works in the collection. Individual usage permits can also be supplied electronically, and data can be delivered in the same way.

Advice and contact
franca.candrian@kunsthaus.ch, +41 44 253 84 21