Three groundbreaking works of New Art from the Raussmüller Collection are on view at Fondation Beyeler in Basel/Riehen until January 10th, 2016. After having been displayed at the Hallen für Neue Kunst in Schaffhausen until 2014, visitors can now experience the works in a new environment.
The Wall Drawing #354/A by Sol LeWitt has been executed as a solitaire at Fondation Beyeler and is the clear vanishing point of the space dedicated to so called Minimal Art.
Carl Andres 8004 Mönchengladbach Square is composed of 36 steel plates and was created for his first museum exhibition in Europe, 1968 at the Städtisches Museum Mönchengladbach. Together with five other works of this exhibition it forms the first group of works in which Carl Andre used steel plates.
The third work, “monument” 1 for V. Tatlin by Dan Flavin, is the starting point of a series dedicated to the Russian artist Vladimir Tatlin. Over the course of 26 years, 49 additional “monuments” emerged from the first one, variations and permutations in which Flavin experimented on his first idea.