Galerie Beyeler

Bäumleingasse 9  Plattegrond via Google
CH-4001 Basel, Zwitserland
T +41-61-2069700
di t/m vr 9.00-12.00 en 14.00-18.00
za 8.30-13.00

Overige informatie

The Galerie Beyeler's success story began over 50 years ago. It mirrors the life of Ernst Beyeler, who was born in Basel in 1921, the son of a railway worker. After leaving school, where he obtained a diploma in commercial studies, he attended university lectures in both art history and economics, while simultaneously working for Oskar Schloss, who ran an antiquarian book and print shop at Bäumleingasse 9. When Schloss died unexpectedly in 1945, Ernst Beyeler, who had by then gained some experience in the field, decided to carry on the business for Schloss's heirs. Just two years later, the gallery staged its first exhibition of Japanese woodcuts, which was soon followed by others. In 1951 the antiquarian bookshop was wound up and only the art gallery, which concentrated mainly on classic modern art and which organised exhibitions almost non-stop, remained in business. Due to the steady growth in its activities, the gallery subsequently took over an additional floor in the building as well as various storerooms.

Thanks to his excellent negotiating skills and his readiness to take risks, Ernst Beyeler was able to make major acquisitions from the Thompson Collection, including works by artists such as Klee, Cézanne, Monet, Matisse and Giacometti. Ernst Beyeler also had the good fortune to get to know Pablo Picasso personally, as a result of which he was able to select various works from among those in the artist's possession. In the course of its existence, the Galerie Beyeler has held more than 250 exhibitions, most of them of classic modern works. In the early 1980s it organised two major international exhibitions outside the gallery: "Sculpture in the 20th Century" in the Wenken Park in Riehen und in the Merian Park in Basel.

In parallel to their activities as gallery owners, Ernst and Hildy Beyeler built up a private collection of works that they liked so much they wanted to keep them.

The first time their private collection was placed on public display was in 1989 at the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid. It was then shown at two other exhibitions, one in Berlin and one in Sydney. Since 1997 the Beyeler Collection has been housed in the Fondation Beyeler, a public museum designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano that is located in Riehen on the outskirts of Basel.

Despite the existence of the museum, Ernst Beyeler continues to run the Galerie Beyeler. It is still located at Bäumleingasse 9, where everything first began.

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Josef Albers - Horst Antes - Karel Appel - Hans (Jean) Arp - René Auberjonois - Francis Bacon - Balthus - Georg Baselitz - Willi Baumeister - Jean Berger - Ross Bleckner - Pierre Bonnard - Constantin Brancusi - Georges Braque - Samuel Buri - Alexander Calder - Henri Cartier-Bresson - Bruno Ceccobelli - Paul Cézanne - Marc Chagall - Eduardo Chillida - Giorgio de Chirico - Christo en Jeanne Claude - John Civitello - Francesco Clemente - Jean-F. Comment - Enzo Cucchi - Salvador Dali - Edgar Degas - Robert Delaunay - Paul Delvaux - André Derain - Martin Disler - Jean Dubuffet - Raoul Dufy - James Ensor - Max Ernst - Lyonel Feininger - Lucio Fontana - Sam Francis - Paul Gauguin - Karl Gerstner - Alberto Giacometti - Fritz Glarner - Vincent van Gogh - Juan Gris - Hans Hartung - Ferdinand Hodler - Robert Indiana - Rolf Iseli - Bill Jacklin - Alexej von Jawlensky - Jasper Johns - Asger Jorn - Wassily Kandinsky - Ellsworth Kelly - Anselm Kiefer - Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - R.B. Kitay - Paul Klee - Yves Klein - Oskar Kokoschka - Willem de Kooning - Fernand Léger - Roy Lichtenstein - Jacques Lipchitz - Morris Louis - René Magritte - Kasimir Malevitsj - Edouard Manet - Marino Marini - André Masson - Henri Matisse - Roberto Matta Echaurren - Joan Miró - Amedeo Modigliani - Piet Mondriaan - Claude Monet - Henry Moore - Robert Motherwell - Maurizio Nannucci - Ernst Wilhelm Nay - Barnett Newman - Kenneth Noland - Emil Nolde - A.R. Penck - Pablo Picasso - Jackson Pollock - Robert Rauschenberg - Odilon Redon - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Gerhard Richter - Auguste Rodin - Mark Rothko - Georges Rouault - David Salle - Egon Schiele - Oskar Schlemmer - Kurt Schwitters - Richard Serra - Georges Seurat - Paul Signac - Vieira da Silva - Keith Sonnier - Louis Soutter - Nicolas de Staël - Saul Steinberg - Frank Stella - Yves Tanguy - Antoni Tŕpies - Jean Tinguely - Mark Tobey - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Cy Twombly - Maurice Utrillo - Georges Vantongerloo - Victor Vasarely - Maurice de Vlaminck - Edouard Vuillard - Andy Warhol - Tom Wesselmann.

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