Georges Seurat, Le tas de pierres, ca. 1882/84

Collection

Since the 1970s, members of the Hilti family have been actively engaged in the collection of art. The systematic long-term development and growth of the collection with first-class works of art under the auspices of a foundation (Hilti Art Foundation) began in the early 1990s.

The collection of the Hilti Art Foundation currently contains some 200 paintings, sculptures, objects and photographs from the period of classical modernism to the present. After more than twenty years of dedicated collecting activity, Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism and Surrealism, along with Concrete Art and Zero, have emerged as clearly recognizable and increasingly important focal points. Individual artists such as Kirchner, Picasso, Beckmann and Giacometti or Fontana, Graubner, Knoebel, Scully and Struth are each represented with several works.

A characteristic trait of private collections is that they reflect the individual interests of the respective collectors, their highly personal approach to art. This also applies to the collection of the Hilti Art Foundation. Originating in a desire for beauty and aesthetic pleasure – which excludes ugliness, yet still allows for exploration of the abyss within the beautiful – the collection is marked by pronounced sensuous qualities, especially in the genre of painting. At the same time, however, it is guided by a conscious perception of the formal and conceptual changes in the art of the late nineteenth and the entire twentieth century. Through each individual work of art, each individual artist, the collection draws attention to an era encompassing almost one and a half centuries in which individuals question as never before the capacities and consequences of their own existence as well as of art itself and its possibilities for aesthetic expression.

The goal of the collection is to continually broaden and publicly disseminate the understanding of this epoch.

Hilti Art Foundation

President
Michael Hilti

Advisory Board
Dr. Angela Schneider
Dr. Claudia Steinfels

Martin Hilti Family Trust
Michèle Hilti

Curator
Dr. Uwe Wieczorek

Conservator
Georg Shandor Hayde

Collection Technicians
Marco Auderset
Robert Iten

Artists

The following artists are represented in the collection of the Hilti Art Foundation:

Albers, Josef
Archipenko, Alexander
Arp, Jean
Beckmann, Max
Belling, Rudolf
Bill, Max
Boccioni, Umberto
Broniatowski, Karol
Calder, Alexander
Christo
Colombo, Gianni
Corinth, Lovis
Dadamaino
De Kooning, Willem
Di Stefano, Giovanni
Dubuffet, Jean
Duchamp-Villon, Raymond
Ernst, Max
Federle, Helmut
Feininger, Lyonel
Fontana, Lucio
Freundlich, Otto
Frommelt, Martin
Fruhtrunk, Günter
Gauguin, Paul
Giacometti, Alberto
González, Julio
Glarner, Fritz
Graeser, Camille
Graevenitz, Gerhard von
Graubner, Gotthard
Gris, Juan
Hodler, Ferdinand
Honegger, Gottfried
Hundertwasser, Friedensreich
Ikemura, Leiko
Jawlensky, Alexej
Khan, Idris
Kandinsky, Wassily
Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig
Klapheck, Konrad
Klein, Yves 
Klee, Paul
Knoebel, Imi
Kopf, Willi
Kricke, Norbert
Kropf, Stéphane
Laurens, Henri
Léger, Fernand
Lehmbruck, Wilhelm
Loewensberg, Verena
Lohse, Richard Paul 
Mack, Heinz
Macke, August
Magritte, René
Manzoni, Piero 
Marc, Franz
Marini, Marino
Matisse, Henri
Miró, Joan
Mondrian, Piet
Moore, Henry 
Morellet, François
Mori, Mariko
Nannucci, Maurizio
Nolde, Emil
Opie, Julian
Pechstein, Max
Picasso, Pablo
Piene, Otto
Poliakoff, Serge
Renoir, Auguste
Richier, Germaine
Richter, Gerhard
Rodin, Auguste
Roeckle, Hanna
Roehr, Peter
Rosso, Medardo
Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl
Schoonhoven, Jan
Scully, Sean 
Seurat, Georges
Sonnier, Keith
Soutter, Louis
Staudt, Klaus
Struth, Thomas
Tinguely, Jean
Tanguy, Yves
Thiel, Frank
Uecker, Günther
Vasarely, Victor
Wols
Wyss, Caro

Publications

Kirchner, Léger, Scully & more. Works from the Collection

Kirchner, Léger, Scully & more
Works from the Collection

Editor: Hilti Art Foundation
Publisher: Midas Verlag, Zurich, 2017
Series: Hilti Art Foundation
Languages: German and English
Dimensions: 23,5 x 30 cm, hardcover with dust jacket, 156 pages, 80 illustrations
Price: CHF 39.–


ISBN 978-3-03879-114-3

Painting and sculpture  From classical modernism to the present day

Painting and sculpture
From classical modernism to the present day

Editor: Hilti Art Foundation
Publisher: Hatje Cantz, 2015
Series: Hilti Art Foundation
Languages: German and English 
Dimensions: 22 x 28 cm, hardcover with dust jacket, 192 pages, 100 illustrations
Price: CHF 45.–


ISBN 978-3-7757-3946-7

Gotthard Graubner. Painting

Gotthard Graubner. Painting

Editor: Hilti Art Foundation
Publisher: Richter Verlag, Düsseldorf, 2010 
Series: Hilti Art Foundation
Languages: Deutsch/Englisch
Hardcover, 144 pages
Price: CHF 58.50 

Von Paul Gaugin bis Imi Knoebel

Von Paul Gaugin bis Imi Knoebel
Werke aus der Hilti Art Foundation

Editor: Hilti Art Foundation
Publisher: Benteli Verlag, Bern, 2005
Series: Hilti Art Foundation
Language: Deutsch
Dimensions: 24 x 28 cm, softcover, 136 pages
Price:  CHF 58.–

Information

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Press contact

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9494 Schaan, Liechtenstein
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Press kit

Publisher
Hilti Art Foundation

Copyright of content
© Hilti Art Foundation
Copyright of images
© Succession Alberto Giacometti / 2016, ProLitteris, Zurich
© 2016, ProLitteris, Zurich, for all other works. All rights reserved. Without permission reproduction and any other use of the work besides the individual and private consultation is forbidden.

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Brigitte Lampert and Hanna Züllig

Corporate identity
Brigitte Lampert

Web design
Brigitte Lampert and Hanna Züllig

Web development
Hanna Züllig and Dominik Stucky

Texts
Dr. Uwe Wieczorek
Morger + Dettli Architekten AG


Photography
Roland Bauer
Barbara Bühler
Anne Gabriel-Jürgens
Valentin Jeck
Heinz Preute
Roland Tännler

Video
Sebastian Frommelt

Translations
Julia Thorson