It was the center of the world’s most important art scene: George Wittenborn’s art bookstore was located amidst New York’s art galleries. And it was frequented by a constant stream of artists and gallery owners. Wittenborn’s friends and acquaintances immortalized themselves in his visitors‘ book with works of art featuring outlines of their hands. The tradition was continued by Belgian gallery owner Ronny Van de Velde and developed into a comprehensive, highly expressive "Who is who" of the art world. More than 150 drawings, collages, prints and paintings from the book are on show on the first floor including works by:
Marina Abramovic, Jean Arp, Ilan Averbuch, John Baldessari, Bernd und Hilla Becher, Michaël Borremans, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Braco Dimitrijevic, Marlene Dumas, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Jan Fabre, Thomas Hirschhorn, Asger Jorn, Per Kirkeby, Raoul de Keyser, Yayoi Kusama, Le Corbusier, Fang Lijun, Edward Lipski, Richard Long, Paul McCarthy, Man Ray, Joan Miró, Robert Motherwell, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Hans Op de Beeck, Dennis Oppenheim, Panamarenko, Ad Reinhardt, Anette Rose, Dieter Roth, Ed Ruscha, Thomas Schütte, Klaus Staeck, Richard Serra, Antoni Tapies, Luc Tuymans, Günter Uecker, Timm Ulrichs, Henk Visch, Andy Warhol, Erwin Wurm and many more.
Curator: Ronny Van de Velde, Antwerp.