Art after 1945

Since the 1980s, the Lenbachhaus has collected international contemporary art and works by artists whose lives are associated with Munich. One principle guiding the museum's acquisitions policy has been the focus on selected artists, whose artistic development is closely followed.

Today the Lenbachhaus owns one of the most extensive and interesting museum collections with works by Joseph Beuys, Gerhard Richter, Günter Fruhtrunk, Rupprecht Geiger, Maria Lassnig, Sarah Morris, Isa Genzken, and others.

The collection of post-1945 art emphasizes abstract works which build on the aspirations of modernist art. The history of conceptual art and new media, especially video art, and the artistic engagement with photography also figure prominently in the collection.

The Lenbachhaus’s efforts to enlarge its collection are supported by the KiCo Foundation and the Förderverein Lenbachhaus e.V., the society of friends of the Lenbachhaus.

Joseph Beuys, zeige deine Wunde, 1976
Joseph Beuys
zeige deine Wunde, 1976
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Thomas Bayrle, Carmageddon, 2012
Thomas Bayrle
Carmageddon, 2012
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Heinz Butz, Bildobjekt, 1969
Heinz Butz
Bildobjekt, 1969
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Angela Bulloch, Yuko: Group of Seven (One Absent Friend), 2005
Angela Bulloch
Yuko: Group of Seven (One Absent Friend), 2005
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Monica Bonvicini, Never Again, 2005
Monica Bonvicini
Never Again, 2005
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Joseph Beuys, Filzanzug, 1970
Joseph Beuys
Filzanzug, 1970
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Thomas Bayrle, Autostrada, 2003
Thomas Bayrle
Autostrada, 2003
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Joseph Beuys, vor dem Aufbruch aus Lager I, 1970/80
Joseph Beuys
vor dem Aufbruch aus Lager I, 1970/80
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Miriam Cahn, zurückschauen, 21.2.2016, 2016
Miriam Cahn
zurückschauen, 21.2.2016, 2016
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Olafur Eliasson, Wirbelwerk, 2012
Olafur Eliasson
Wirbelwerk, 2012
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Günter Fruhtrunk, Rote Vibration, 1968
Günter Fruhtrunk
Rote Vibration, 1968
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Ceal Floyer, Ink on Paper (Set of 40), 2010
Ceal Floyer
Ink on Paper (Set of 40), 2010
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Günter Fruhtrunk, Grün im Quadrat, 1971
Günter Fruhtrunk
Grün im Quadrat, 1971
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Bernard Frize, Suite Segond 2F, 1980
Bernard Frize
Suite Segond 2F, 1980
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Hans-Peter Feldmann, Laden 1975–2015, 1975 - 2015
Hans-Peter Feldmann
Laden 1975–2015, 1975 - 2015
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Rupprecht Geiger, Neues Rot für Gorbatschow, 1989
Rupprecht Geiger
Neues Rot für Gorbatschow, 1989
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Isa Genzken, Leonardos Katze, 2006
Isa Genzken
Leonardos Katze, 2006
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Isa Genzken, New Buildings for Berlin 1 and 2, 2003
Isa Genzken
New Buildings for Berlin 1 and 2, 2003
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Katharina Grosse, ohne Titel, 2011
Katharina Grosse
ohne Titel, 2011
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Maria Lassnig, Landmädchen, 2001
Maria Lassnig
Landmädchen, 2001
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Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1077, 2003
Sol LeWitt
Wall Drawing #1077, 2003
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Maria Lassnig, Füße, 1987/89
Maria Lassnig
Füße, 1987/89
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Michel Majerus, Olympia 2050, 2001
Michel Majerus
Olympia 2050, 2001
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Olaf Nicolai, Samani. Some Proposals to Answer Important Questions, 2008
Olaf Nicolai
Samani. Some Proposals to Answer Important Questions, 2008
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Ulrike Ottinger, Dieu de guerre, 1967/1968
Ulrike Ottinger
Dieu de guerre, 1967/1968
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Helga Paris, Mädchen mit Kohl, 1969
Helga Paris
Mädchen mit Kohl, 1969
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Sigmar Polke, Streifenbild V, 1968
Sigmar Polke
Streifenbild V, 1968
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Sigmar Polke, Hollywood, 1971
Sigmar Polke
Hollywood, 1971
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Helga Paris, Aus: Berliner Kneipen, 1974
Helga Paris
Aus: Berliner Kneipen, 1974
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Gerhard Richter, 10 Scheiben (WV931-1), 2013
Gerhard Richter
10 Scheiben (WV931-1), 2013
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Arnulf Rainer, Kreuzherz, 1959/73
Arnulf Rainer
Kreuzherz, 1959/73
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Gerhard Richter, STRIP (WV924-2), 2012
Gerhard Richter
STRIP (WV924-2), 2012
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Thomas Scheibitz, Turm, 2006
Thomas Scheibitz
Turm, 2006
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Adrian Schiess, Sans titre, 2009
Adrian Schiess
Sans titre, 2009
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Amy Sillman, Panorama, Section III of IV, 2015/2016
Amy Sillman
Panorama, Section III of IV, 2015/2016
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Wolfgang Tillmans, grey jeans inside, 2012
Wolfgang Tillmans
grey jeans inside, 2012
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Hannsjörg Voth, o.T., 1974
Hannsjörg Voth
o.T., 1974
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Michael Wesely, The Museum of Modern Art, 2001 - 2004
Michael Wesely
The Museum of Modern Art, 2001 - 2004
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Erwin Wurm, Untitled (Gurke Nr. 42), 2008
Erwin Wurm
Untitled (Gurke Nr. 42), 2008
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Andy Warhol, Campbell's Green Pea Soup, 1968
Andy Warhol
Campbell's Green Pea Soup, 1968
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Andy Warhol, Neuschwanstein, 1987
Andy Warhol
Neuschwanstein, 1987
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