Visitors are invited to the new museum program. Marble Palace: opening of the renovated permanent exhibition “Museum Ludwig in the Russian Museum».
More than 50 masterpieces brought to visitors. This picture of the classics of the second half of the twentieth century, among which the most significant figures of both Western and domestic art: Pablo Picasso, Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Ilya Kabakov and Igor Makarevich and others.
As described in Russian museum in 1994 the famous German collectors Peter and Irene Ludwig donated to the Russian Museum collection of works by artists of the second half of the twentieth century. This gift has formed a special section of the permanent exhibition “Museum Ludwig in the Russian Museum”. For the first time the exhibition opened to the public in the Marble Palace 20 years ago. However, in 2014 a collection was taken for display in galleries and museums in Brazil. In May, the work returned to St. Petersburg, and their number increased: Ludwig Foundation continues to replenish the collection. Now “Ludwig Museum in the Russian Museum” includes more than 150 paintings and reflects the preferences of the collector.
The guide Russian Museum clarify: “Brighter and most fully represented here two powerful” node “of his collecting activities. First of all, this is an American pop art, the scale of which Ludwig realized earlier and better than others. With Pop Art, the most radical at the time of artistic direction, in fact, began his collection of contemporary art. From preferences Ludwig is the second most important German neo-expressionism, back in the 80′s the relevance of painting as well as a discussion acute phenomenon of “German” in German art ».