Sammlung Eitel In memoriam Bertram Schaefer. Kunst der Nachkriegsjahre in Europa

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Texts by: Ullrich Eitel, Martin Warnke u.a., Ludwig Rinn Graphic Design: Saskia Kruse Edited by: Bertram-Schaefer-Stiftung, Marburg German 2012, 164 Pages, 154 Ills. Hardcover 1mm x 1mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3463-9
| The entrepreneurial spirit in the service of art: the Eitel Collection

Seventeen years ago, the Marburg-based businesswoman Hilde Eitel (1915–2010) bequeathed her art collection to the Marburg Universitätsbund so that after her death it would be exhibited in a museum of art and cultural history. Eitel began collecting postwar art in the fifties, including the approximately sixty works that are now part of the Marburg Museum. Paintings, works on paper, and sculptures by artists such as Josef Albers, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni and the German Zero Group, Giorgio Morandi, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, and Wols span a number of movements—from Abstract Expressionism and Art Informel to monochromatic painting and Zero art. This is the first publication to present these works of art, also tracing the biographical, philanthropic, and entrepreneurial aspects in the life of Hilde Eitel, shaped by an interest in art, a passion for collecting, and her work for the family wallpaper factory in Marburg.


Exhibition schedule: Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Philipps University, Marburg, opening in 2014