For Your Eyes Only
A private collection between Mannerism and Surrealism
09/20/2014–01/04/2015, 1st floor
Over the years, works of art from the private collection of Richard and Ulla Dreyfus-Best in Basel have been seen in exhibitions around the world, but until now they have yet to be seen by the general public as an ensemble. With the exhibition For Your Eyes Only, uniquely and for the first time, the public will be privileged to see how these works combine and speak to one another.
A selection of more than one hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, natural curios, and artefacts reveals the special world of this collection, memorable in terms of its ambition and singularity and manifesting a contemporary reference to issues about the influential power of art through the ages. At a time when “crossovers”—of media, techniques, and genres—shape perceptions of art in general, the Dreyfus-Best Collection is both prescient and exemplary.
Artists featured (selection): Hans Baldung Grien, Hans Bellmer, Arnold Böcklin, Victor Brauner, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Angelo Caroselli, Giorgio de Chirico, Francesco Clemente, Salvador Dalí, Monsù Desiderio, Gustave Doré, Max Ernst, Frans Floris, Johann Heinrich Füssli, Maarten van Heemskerck, Jan van Kessel, Alfred Kubin, René Magritte, Man Ray, Gustave Moreau, Richard Oelze, Bartholomäus Spranger, Yves Tanguy, Andy Warhol.
A collaboration with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venedig
The exhibition is supported by: