New Acquisitions 2007-2008
5 March - 13 September 2009
A large scale exhibition of new Acquisitions to the Louisiana Collection: Painting, drawing, video, installation, photography and sculpture adding a number of extremely important new names which have been at the top of Louisiana’s wish list for a long time.
The museum has acquired more than 100 works by more than 40 artists – 20 of whom are new to the collection – from about 15 different countries. Sculptures, paintings, videos, installations, photographs, drawings and prints have been donated by private individuals, artists, estates and funds.
Stating the importance of this exhibition and of the collection as such, the director of Louisiana, Poul Erik Tøjner, writes:
"The collection is important, for without it Louisiana would be just an art hall showing changing exhibitions in a constant turnover. We do not suffer from collection mania, however. We collect works in order to exhibit them. And the collection belongs to the public, to the family of Denmark, for the works become part of the collective possession manifested by the museums.
At Louisiana we would like to thank the museum’s donators, each of whom has supported the acquisition of art for the museum in 2007 and 2008 in an outstanding way.
Poul Erik Tøjner,
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A. P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal
C. L. Davids Fond og Samling
Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Dutch Art Works, Amsterdam
Estate of Ruth Bernhard
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard
I.F. Lemvigh Müllers Fond
Jytte Dresing, London
Louisiana Contemporary Associates
Løvbjergs Almene Fond og Løvbjerg Fonden
Monika og Peder Andreas Lund, Oslo
Nørgaard paa Strøget
Otto Bruuns Fond
Peter C. A. Holm
Selvaag og Aspelin-Ramm, Oslo
The Estate of Philip Guston, New York
The Joseph and Celia Ascher Collection, New York
The Richard Avedon Foundation, New York
The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York
– as well as individuals who wish to remain anonymous