Eyes Wide Open – New to the Stedelijk & The Monique Zajfen Collection
Eyes Wide Open
New to the Stedelijk & The Monique Zajfen Collection
22.12.07 – 1.06.08
(Detail of triptych:) Martin Kippenberger, Three Houses with Slits (Betty Ford Klinik, Stammheim, Jüdische Grundschule), 1985 © Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Over the last few years, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has expanded its collection through the acquisition of a number of extremely important works by artists such as Mike Kelley, Neo Rauch, David Goldblatt and Atelier Van Lieshout.
Among the most outstanding is Three Houses with Slits, a masterly monumental triptych by Martin Kippenberger, who died in 1997 – the first painting by this influential artist to be included in any public collection in the Netherlands. It is striking how many of these new acquisitions demonstrate a clear – if sometimes indirect – involvement with political or social issues.
© Stedelijk Museum