The collection in international museums


Exhibition view “is it tomorrow yet?”, Singapore Art Museum 2008/2009

The highly acclaimed presentation of Andy Warhol’s now world-famous Cars series —comprehensively shown in 2022/23 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles — began in 1988 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and at the Kunsthalle Tübingen in Germany. These exhibitions can be seen as the starting point for the brisk international exhibition activity and later world tour of the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection. Andy Warhol created the Cars series in 1986 on behalf of the company then known as Daimler-Benz AG. Further stops of Warhol’s last coherent group of works included Japan in 1989–91, Bern, Madrid, and Barcelona, various German cities, as well as in Milton Keynes, Great Britain, in 2001, and at the Albertina Museum in Vienna, in 2010.

The first exhibition of the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection, featuring works and groups of works by several artists, from Josef Albers to Ben Willikens, was held at the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin in 1999. In 2000, the Collection was hosted by the Museum für Konkrete und Konstruktive Kunst in Zürich with a slightly different focus.

34_DKS in Brescia 2013_Andreas Schmid in der Krypta_2

Exhibition view “Novecento mai visto”, Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia 2013

Then, in 2003, the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection embarked on its first worldwide tour: 150 works from the Collection were first exhibited at the Museum für Neue Kunst | ZKM Karlsruhe, then at the Detroit Institute for the Arts (2003/04), at the major museums of Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Pretoria (2004/05), as well as in Tokyo (2006), at MASP São Paulo (2007), the Fundación Juan March Palma de Mallorca and Madrid (2007/08), in Singapore (2008), as well as at the MALBA Buenos Aires, the mumok in Vienna (2010), the Mercedes-Benz Museum Stuttgart (2011) and the Museo Santa Giulia in Brescia (2013). An essential part of the world tour, which ended in 2013, was an extensive education program.




Shopping cart

Versand und Abwicklung erfolgt über die Bücherbogen am Savignyplatz GmbH in Berlin. Für Fragen zu Bestellungen wenden Sie sich bitte direkt an Handling and Shipping is done by theBücherbogen am Savignyplatz GmbH in Berlin. For questions regarding your order please contact directly.
* Bestellungen aus der EU sind bei PayPal auch ohne Anmeldung möglich. Sie können dann auch bequem per Bankeinzug oder mit Ihrer Kreditkarte zahlen. Für diese Option klicken Sie bitte auf PayPal und wählen anschließend die Bezahlung "Mit Lastschrift oder Kreditkarte" aus. Buyers from within the EU can use PayPal even without having a PayPal account. Via Paypal you can also check out with direct debit or with your credit card. For this option please click on "Check out with PayPal" and make use of the "Payment by Direct Debit or Credit Card".