Andy Warhol, Big Torn Campbellʼs Soup Can (Vegetable Beef), 1962, Kunsthaus Zürich, © Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
Francis Bacon, Three studies of the Male Back, Triptych, 1970, Kunsthaus Zürich, Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde, 1982, © Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved / 2019, ProLitteris, Zurich
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
Georg Baselitz, Nachtessen in Dresden, 1983, Kunsthaus Zürich, © 2019 Georg Baselitz
Balthasar Burkhard, Flowers 2009: Mohn, 2009, Kunsthaus Zürich, © 2019 Estate of Balthasar Burkhard
Josef Beuys, Olivestone, 1984, Kunsthaus Zürich, Donated by Baronessa Lucrezia De Domizio Durini in memory of the deep friendship and close collaboration which she and her husband Barone Giuseppe Durini had enjoyed with Joseph Beuys, 1992, © 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
Jackson Pollock , Number 21, 1951, Kunsthaus Zürich, donated by the Holenia Trust in memory of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1988, © Pollock-Krasner Foundation / 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
Bruce Nauman, Model for Tunnel. Square to Triangle, 1981, Kunsthaus Zürich, © 2019 Bruce Nauman / ProLitteris, Zurich
Pipilotti Rist, Das Glas, 1998, Kunsthaus Zürich, © 2019 Pipilotti Rist. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine
Sigmar Polke, Levitation, 2005, Kunsthaus Zürich, Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde, © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne / 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #132, 1984, Kunsthaus Zürich, © 2019 Cindy Sherman
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.
Cy Twombly, Anabasis, 1983, Kunsthaus Zürich, © 2019 Cy Twombly Foundation
Jeff Wall, Tattoos and Shadows, 2000, Kunsthaus Zürich, Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde , 2002, © 2019 Jeff Wall

In addition to ‘Olivestone’, one of Joseph Beuys’s last major installations, important works by the next generation of German painters such as Polke, Kiefer, Penck and Baselitz represent the expressive turn in painting of the 1980s. Further highlights include paintings and rare original sculptures by Cy Twombly.

« The Kunsthaus has a long tradition of setting up dialogues between drawing and painting, and between older and more modern art. » — Jonas Beyer, Curator of the Collection of Prints and Drawings

Photographs, videos and other installations lead the way into the 21st century, with works by artists such as Jeff Wall, Pipilotti Rist and Peter Fischli / David Weiss. The Kunsthaus Collection is constantly growing, particularly with purchases of new art, ensuring a steady stream of exciting contemporary acquisitions.

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Discover the most important paintings, sculptures, installations and graphic works from the Kunsthaus in our online collection. The selection is being continually expanded and complemented by the latest scientific findings. With the generous support of the Federal Office of Culture (FOC).