November 1st, 2009 by Leo Plaw Other language versions  

Bilderträume – The Ulla und Heiner Pietzsch Collection

Bilderträume. The Ulla und Heiner Pietzsch Collection

The Ulla und Heiner Pietzsch Collection

The collection of the Berlin couple Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch is one of the most outstanding Surrealist collections of a worldwide. For the first time this collection of over 150 artworks is now publicly exhibited in Berlin at the Neue Nationalgalerie. At the core of this impressive collection are superb works of the Paris Surrealists. For more than 30 years, the Pietzsch couple have collected works with an emphasis on surrealism.

The world of dreams and fantasy, and mystery of the unconscious, sexuality and violence determine the contents of the surrealist art of the 1920s and 30s. Free associations and the idea of Ecriture automatique, detached from the mind of spontaneous creativity, formed the basis of this art. Famous paintings such as Tête de “L’ange du foyer” by Max Ernst,  Les complices du magicien by René Magritte along with unique works by Balthus, Bellmer, Miró, Salvador Dali, Paul Delvaux, André Masson and Yves Tanguy, will be dispayed for five months at the Neue Nationalgalerie. Less known, but no less important works by artists of the surrealist environment, complete the picture with Victor Brauner, Leonor Fini, Oscar Dominguez and Valentine Penrose.

Historical photographic portraits of the artists by photographers such as Arnold Newman, Man Ray and Brassaï, are also drawn from the Pietzsch collection.


Duration: 19. Juni bis 22. November 2009
Opening Hours: Mo–Fr, 9am – 4pm, Sa & Su, 9am – 1pm

Neue Nationalgalerie
Potsdamer Straße 50
10785 Berlin
Kulturforum-Potsdamer Platz

Tel: +49 30 247 49 888

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