The Excitement Continues

19 Oct

The Excitement Continues

Contemporary art from the Leopold Collection II

On the occasion of the ten-year anniversary of the Leopold Museum’s opening, the exhibition The Excitement Continues will present a crosssection of post-1945 Austrian and foreign art, giving a first-ever comprehensive impression of the contemporary-art holdings of the private collection of Rudolf Leopold, the so-called “Leopold Collection II”. The showing is to be rounded out by works that belong to the “Leopold Collection I”, which is owned by the museum after having originally been contributed by collector and museum founder Rudolf Leopold (1925-2010). The works in the Leopold Collection II were purchased by Rudolf Leopold after 1994, when the museum collection was founded, and are owned by the Leopold family. The lion’s share of this collection, which consists mostly of Austrian art with some foreign works, has rarely – if ever – been presented publicly.