Sol LeWitt

1928, Hartford,USA – 2007, New York, USA


Straight lines in four directions and all their possible combinations, 1973

Etching on paper, full set of 15, 26.7 x 26.7 cm each

Edition of 25 copies with 10 AP, Publisher: Parasol Press, Ltd., New York, Printer: Crown Point Press, Oakland; inscription on the back of the print: Lewit S

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: from 03154 to 03169 (03157)



Solomon “Sol” LeWitt was an American artist linked to various movements, including conceptual art and minimalism. LeWitt came to fame in the late 1960s with his wall drawings and “structures” (a term he preferred instead of “sculptures”) but was prolific in a wide range of media including drawing, printmaking, photography, painting, installation, and artist’s books. He has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world since 1965. The first biography of the artist, Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas, by Lary Bloom, was published by Wesleyan University Press in the spring of 2019

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1898, Lawton, United States  – 1976, New York, United States


Red Polygon, 1961

Metal, red flat oil paint

Mobile sculpture with variable dimensions

Acquisition: Donated by the artist, 1964

Reference: 00999


In 1964 Boris Petkovski, the first director of the MoCA Skopje, addressed Calder, and in the letter, he stated a request to receive his work as a gift to newly established Museum of Contemporary Art. The answer came promptly and included in it was the artist’s wish to meet and choose the work in person. At their meeting in Calder’s atelier in Saché, village in France, Calder’s decision was to donate one of his mobiles. Additionally, surprised by the modesty of Boris Petkovski, the artist decided to donate another work, a gouache which he dedicated to the city of Skopje.


Alexander Calder (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor known both for his innovative mobiles (kinetic sculptures powered by motors or air currents) that embrace chance in their aesthetic, his static “stabiles”, and his monumental public sculptures. Calder preferred not to analyze his work, saying, “Theories may be all very well for the artist himself, but they shouldn’t be broadcast to other people.”

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1927, New York, USA


Portrait of a Poet, Kenneth Koch, 1970

Lithograph on paper, 760 х 560 mm

Edition: 170 / 200; inscription: b.l. Alex Katz; b.r. 170/200

Acquisition: Donation

Reference: 02872



Alex Katz (born July 24, 1927) is an American figurative artist known for his paintings, sculptures, and prints.

Katz’s paintings are divided almost equally into the genres of portraiture and landscape. Since the 1960s he has painted views of New York (especially his immediate surroundings in Soho) and landscapes of Maine, where he spends several months every year, as well as portraits of family members, artists, writers and New York society protagonists. His paintings are defined by their flatness of colour and form, their economy of line, and their cool but seductive emotional detachment. A key source of inspiration is the woodcuts produced by Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro.

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1943, Piotrkow, Poland


New York Faces 3 – 18, 1980/1981

Series of 18 photographs, ink-jet print on HP perforated paper, each 40 x 32,5 cm

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference Numbers: 02943 – 02960



Tadeusz Mysłowski is a Polish painter, graphic artist, photographer. He was born in Piotrków near Lublin, where he lived until the 1960s. Then his family moved to Lublin . A graduate of the High School of Fine Arts in Lublin and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow . He first showed his work in Paris , at an exhibition at the Lambert gallery . In 1970, he emigrated to New York City. His works are in the collections of MoMA in New York, National Museum in Warsaw. In 2010, Jerzy Jacek Bojarski made a film about Tadeusz Myslowski It Began in Piotrków. Tade talks from a private memory archive. Myslowski Lublin 2010


1924, Prague, Czechia – 2006, Paris, France


Cala d’or, 1963

Gouache, ink, watercolor, pencil on paper, 31,5 x 28 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 00630



Ruth Francken (1924 – 12 September 2006) was a Czech-American sculptor, painter, and furniture designer who was mostly active in Paris. Ruth Francken was considered an Abstract Expressionist in her early career, until around 1964. After this point she began working with object sculptures, collage, and different textiles and techniques, and her art took on a more surrealist and pop-art aesthetic. She focuses heavily on problems and disconnects in communication. Her work was featured in an international exhibit, initially created by Tate Modern in London, titled “The World Goes Pop.”

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1946, Pittsburg, USA


Mysterious Nomads 2, 1988

Black and white photograph, 36 x 28 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 03710

1946, Abda, Hungary


Individual Mythologic III, 1978

Photography, offset print on paper, 58,9 x 41,4 cm

Edition: 3/30, inscription b.l. Individual Mithologic III 30/3, b.r. Drozdik Orsolya 1978

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 03115 



Orshi Drozdik (born 1946 in Hungary) is a feminist visual artist based in New York City. Her work consists of drawings, paintings, photographs, etchings, performances, videos, sculptures, installations, academic writings and fiction, that explore connected themes, sometimes over an extended period. Through her work, organized into several topics, she explores themes that undermine the traditional and erotic representation of women: Individual Mythologies, Adventure in Tecnos Dystopium, and Manufacturing the Self.

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1938, Elgin, Illinois, USA – 2016, Oakland, California, USA  


Green Glass Form, 1967

Glass, sand, copper, 11,5 х 26 х 23 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01718

1937, Lübeck, Germany


Landscape as an Attitude, 1980

Aquatint on paper, 55,5 х 45 cm

Edition: a.p., inscription b.m. a.p.; b.r. Luis Camnitzer

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 02886



Luis Camnitzer (born November 6, 1937) is a German-born Uruguayan artist, curator, art critic, and academic who was at the forefront of 1960s Conceptual Art. Camnitzer works primarily in sculpture, printmaking, and installation, exploring topics such as repression, institutional critique, and social justice. For over five decades, his practice has explored the psychological and political dimensions of language.

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1935, Gabrovo, Bulgaria – 2020, New York, USA


Kunsthalle Bern Packed (Project for the 50th. Anniversary – 20 July 1968), 1968

Work in two parts: drawing with pencil and black&white photography, each 56 x 72 cm

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 01760



Christo Vladimirov Javacheff (1935–2020) and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon (1935–2009), known as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, were artists noted for their large-scale, site-specific environmental installations, often large landmarks and landscape elements wrapped in fabric, including the Wrapped ReichstagThe Pont Neuf WrappedRunning Fence in California, and The Gates in New York City’s Central Park.

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