Dazzled by Color: Abstract Painting

The Reinhard Ernst Collection


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Reinhard & Sonja Ernst Stiftung, Wiesbaden


The broad spectrum of abstract-expressive art during the post-war period in Europe, Japan, and the United States is reflected in the Wiesbaden collection of Reinhard Ernst. For the first time a selection of 160 outstanding works from the collection – principally from art informel and Abstract Expressionism – are shown here in large-format illustrations.

The love of color was always at the center of Reinhard Ernst’s activities as a collector over the past thirty years. This fascination can be seen impressively in 160 works by 134 artists from Europe, Japan, and the United States who were born between 1880 and 1977. A particular area of focus lies on the works of Hubert Berke and Helen Frankenthaler, Japanese artists from the Gutai group, and the continuation of the accents of art informel in contemporary art. This lavishly illustrated publication arouses curiosity regarding the presentation of the collection in the museum building in Wiesbaden designed by the Japanese star architect Fumihiko Maki, which is planned for 2021.

With artworks by: Franz Ackermann, Willi Baumeister, Katharina Grosse, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Emil Schumacher, Kazuo Shiraga, Pierre Soulages, Frank Stella, Atsuko Tanaka, Antoni Tàpies, Emilio Vedova, Inoue Yuichi and many more.

Additional information

Weight 2941 g
Dimensions 29.2 x 31.9 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 12 September 2019
Number of pages 304
Format Hardback
Dimensions 29.2 x 31.9 cm
Weight 2941 g


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