COLLECTION STRÖHER

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The eighty-seven works from the former collection of Karl Ströher, an industrialist of Darmstadt, form the core of the museum’s collection. Acquired by the city of Frankfurt in 1981‒82, they were a determining factor in the founding of the MMK. Ströher’s collection was in turn based on the former collection of the New York insurance broker Leon Kraushar. Most of the works date from the 1960s and represent the American Pop Art and Minimalist currents. They include workgroups by such artists as Carl Andre, Francis Bacon, Walter De Maria, Jim Dine, Dan Flavin, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Frank Stella, Cy Twombly or Andy Warhol, as well as German artists of the period, among them Blinky Palermo, Gerhard Richter, Reiner Ruthenbeck and Franz Erhard Walther. When Karl Ströher was amassing his collection, his most important advisors were the gallery owners Franz Dahlem in Darmstadt and Heiner Friedrich in Munich.

144 Steel Square
Carl Andre
144 Steel Square, 1967
Oracolo
Piero Dorazio
Oracolo, 1959
Two primary series and one secondary
Dan Flavin
Two primary series and one secondary, 1968
Targets
Jasper Johns
Targets, 1966
Untitled
Donald Judd
Untitled, 1965/68
Untitled
Donald Judd
Untitled, 1967
Monochrome Bleu, IKB 88
Yves Klein
Monochrome Bleu, IKB 88, 1959
Monochrome Bleu, IKB 3
Yves Klein
Monochrome Bleu, IKB 3, 1960
Compositions I
Roy Lichtenstein
Compositions I, 1964