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Abstract paintings resist easy interpretation. In intensive dialogue with experts from the international art establishment, Carolin Scharpff-Striebich studies and deciphers sixteen non-objective paintings. In its openness and spontaneity, the interview format offers surprising insights into abstract painting.

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Collection

The Scharpff Collection was established in the sixties by husband and wife team Rudolf and Ute Scharpff. Initially, the collection focused on French Nouveau Réalisme, graffiti and socially-messaged painting. The collection currently includes works by internationally recognized artists from Germany, the UK and the US.

Exhibition „Cool Place“, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart with works of Albert Oehlen
Exhibition „Cool Place“, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart with works of Albert Oehlen

The younger daughter of the art-collecting couple, Carolin Scharpff-Striebich, took over in 2004 the directorship of the Scharpff Collection.
She studied business administration in her native Germany, the United States as well as in France. From the late 1980s through the early 2000s, Carolin worked in the pharmaceutical industry while teaching International Marketing at the University of Applied Science in Karlsruhe.

Today, Carolin is a member of the North American Acquisition Committee of the Tate Modern in London and the International Committee of the Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. She is also on the boards of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bonn and in the Art Collectors Association in Berlin.

Carolin Scharpff-Striebich

Single Museum Shows

2014
Cool Place. Collection Scharpff,
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

2011
New York Graffiti from the collection Scharpff,
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

2005
Styles and Stile. Recent Paintings from the Scharpff Collection,
Goethe-Institute Sofia

2004
Ice Hot. Recent Painting from the Scharpff Collection,
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

2003
Ice Hot. Recent Painting from the Scharpff Collection,
Hamburger Kunsthalle

1997
Family Values. American Art in the Eighties and Nineties,
Hamburger Kunsthalle

1993
Leap in Time. Collection Rudolf and Ute Scharpff,
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen

1987
New York Graffiti. Collection Scharpff,
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen

1985
Nouveau Réalisme, Groupshow including works from the Scharpff Collection,
Kunsthalle Mannheim and later Kunstmuseum Winterthur

1973
Life with Art, Groupshow including works from the Scharpff Collection,
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

Exhibition „Cool Place“, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart with works of Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel and Rebecca Warren
Exhibition „Cool Place“, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart with works of Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel and Rebecca Warren

Corporate Storage

Ten years ago, the collection was structured into a ‘cooperative storage’ model. This means that works from the collection are shared among a few selected museums, allowing them to work with art following their ideas and according to their wishes.

Kunstlager

Foundation

The Rudolf and Uta Scharpff Foundation for Modern Art was founded in recognition of and collaboration with the museums taking part in Cooperative Storage. The Foundation’s assets are comprised of works of art that have been donated to the respective museums in honor of their long-term association and commitment to the Scharpff Collection.

Ute and Rudolf Scharpff in front of a workof artist Koor from their Graffiti Collection.
Ute and Rudolf Scharpff in front of a work
of artist Koor from their Graffiti Collection.

Contact

Contact

Carolin Scharpff-Striebich, Bonn
info(at)sammlung-scharpff.de

Imprint

Imprint

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Verantwortlich i.s.d. § 5 TMG:
Sammlung Scharpff
Leiterin und Direktorin:
Carolin Scharpff-Striebich, Bonn
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Copyright und Fotorechte:
Alle Installationsfotos der Ausstellung „Cool Place“, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart: die arge lola.
Hamburger Kunsthalle: Hamburger Kunsthalle, © Christopher Wool.
Kunstmuseum Bonn: Kunstmuseum Bonn, © Thomas Arnolds.
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, © Bridget Riley.
Neo Rauch: © courtesy Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig/Berlin/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.
Daniel Richter: © courtesy CFA/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.
Julian Schnabel: © Julian Schnabel Studio, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.
© André Butzer, © Albert Oehlen, © Rebecca Warren.
Für die Werke von Michel Majerus: © Michel Majerus Estate, courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin und Mathew Marks Gallery.
Foto Carolin Scharpff-Striebich: Regine Petersen
Foto Ute und Rudolf Scharpff: Uwe Anspach dpa/lsw

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