50 Years LBBW Collection Now or Never
Work by Elizabeth Peyton

Now or Never – 50 Years LBBW Collection

On the occasion of the LBBW Collection’s fiftieth anniversary and its long-standing cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, a selection of outstanding works from the LBBW art collection were featured in a large special exhibition. For the first time, the entire spectrum of the collection’s holdings were on view, from classical modern art to contemporary positions.

As a reflection of the present(s), the works opened up a contemporary panorama of German history, ranging from the beginning of the twentieth century to current events and topics. Arranged chronologically, the exhibition first turned attention to the artistic gaze in the pre-war period, the Weimar Republic, and the Third Reich. The focus continued with events and debates surrounding Germany’s division and reunification, the feminist struggle for women’s equality, the West German student movement of 1968, and the Red Army Faction’s terrorist resistance against the (West German) state. More recent artworks reflected current issues, including migration, the transfer between cultures, the ongoing digitalization and economization of our living and working environment, as well as the manipulative power of images.

Curator Lutz Caspser (Head of the collection LBBW)
Curatorial Assistant Arne Schmidt (Kunstmuseum Stuttgart)
In cooperation with Landesbank Baden-Württemberg


Franz Ackermann, Max Ackermann, Nevin Aladağ, Horst Antes, Georg Baselitz, Willi Baumeister, Lothar Baumgarten, Franz Bernhard, Tim Berresheim, Julius von Bismarck, Julius Bissier, Shannon Bool, Carina Brandes, Peter Brüning, Maria Caspar-Filser, Julian Charriere, Thomas Demand, Rineke Dijkstra, Diplom-Klasse Timm Rautert (HGB Leipzig), Otto Dix, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Valie Export, Adolf Fleischmann, Günther Förg, Isa Genzken, Liam Gillick, K. O. Götz, Renée Green, HAP Grieshaber, Asta Gröting, Thomas Grünfeld, Andreas Gursky, Otto Herbert Hajek, Erich Heckel, Georg Herold, Hannah Höch, Adolf Hölzel, Martin Honert, Stephan Huber, Nadira Husain, Christian Jankowski, Sven Johne, Anselm Kiefer, Martin Kippenberger, Herbert Kitzel, Astrid Klein, Imi Knoebel, Daniel Knorr, Dieter Krieg, Wolfgang Laib, Uwe Lausen, Thomas Locher, Markus Lüpertz, Heinz Mack, Michel Majerus, Josephine Meckseper, Reinhold Nägele, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Marcel Odenbach, Albert Oehlen, A. R. Penck, Elizabeth Peyton, Georg Karl Pfahler, Bernhard Prinz, Hans Purrmann, Neo Rauch, Tobias Rehberger, Otto Reiniger, Gerhard Richter, Pippilotti Rist, Martha Rosler, Thomas Ruff, Laura Schawelka, Oskar Schlemmer, Emil Schumacher, Thomas Schütte, Cindy Sherman, Max Slevogt, K. R. H. Sonderborg, Anton Stankowski, Walter Stöhrer, Thomas Struth, Fred Thieler, Hans Thoma, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel, Günther Uecker, herman de vries, Ben Willikens, Fritz Winter, Lambert Maria Wintersberger, Anna Witt, Peter Zimmermann