Landschaft mit Blick auf Elbe und Lipsiusbau
© Nachlass des Künstlers, Niklas Klotz

Kunstfonds

The core holdings of the collection were assembled through public commissions and purchases during GDR times, these being expanded after 1990 by the incorporation of works held by the Treuhand privatisation agency. Since 1992 the collection has also been systematically expanded by the annual purchases made by the Saxon government of contemporary works of all genres that are somehow related to Saxony. Thus, the holdings of the Kunstfonds reflect in an exemplary way the art promotion practices employed in two different social systems. The two main focal points of the collection, GDR art and contemporary art, trace the regional development of art through the second half of the 20th century and down to the present day. 

Highlights of the Collection

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