Grimanesa Amorós: OCUPANTE Opening of the exhibition at Ludwig Museum.
Koblenz, Germany Feb. 14th 2016
“The Ludwig Museum was founded in 1976 with the gift of around 350 works of modern art by the Ludwig couple. It was to be the first museum in Cologne to exhibit modern art. Alongside pop art works the Ludwigs also gave the museum an extensive collection of Russian Avantgarde paintings on permanent loan from the era 1906 to 1930 as well as several hundred works by Pablo Picasso. The works of Picasso have since been transferred to the museum in two generous donations in the years 1994 and 2001.
The modern art department of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum with the expressionist collection of the Cologne lawyer Joseph Haubrich forms the basis for the collection of modern art and has since been integrated into the Ludwig Museum. Roy Lichtenstein’s “Maybe”, Andy Warhol’s “Brillo Boxes” or George Segal’s “Restaurant Window” – icons of American pop art – belong to the most famous works of the museum.” (https://www.cologne-tourism.com/attractions-culture/museums/museum-ludwig.html)