Jannis Kounellis died on February 16, 2017

Jannis Kounellis und Urs Raussmüller, Mailand, 2015

We bemoan the passing of a great artist. Urs and Christel Raussmüller have known Jannis Kounellis since the 1970s. As early as 1978 Urs Raussmüller ran an exhibition with works by Kounellis at InK in Zurich. From 1984 to 2014 Raussmüllers presented important works by the artist in their Hallen für Neue Kunst in Schaffhausen (Kounellis’ “Metamorfosi”). The latest cooperation with the artist took place in 2015: Urs Raussmüller showed key works by Kounellis from the Raussmüller Collection in an installation at Spazio Christian Stein in Milan. Find more information as well as a video of the exhibition here. The insights gained from dealing with the works have lead to three publications that offer a deepened understanding of the art of Jannis Kounellis.

Jannis Kounellis died at the age of 80 on Thursday evening in Rome.