The Hubert Looser Collection at Kunsthaus Zurich

The Hubert Looser Collection at Kunsthaus Zurich

Donald Judd, Elsworth Kelly, Anselm Kiefer, Yves Klein, Willem de Kooning, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Louis Soutter, Cy Twombly: The first presentation of the oustanding Hubert Looser collection.



Title Information

Philippe Büttner. With contributions by Raphaël Bouvier and Florian Steininger. Edited by Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft / Kunsthaus Zürich

1st edition

, 2013

Text in English and German


80 pages, 71 color illustrations

25 x 30 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-398-5


Hubert Looser, entrepreneur and patron of the arts, has put together an outstanding collection of modern and contemporary art. The emphasis of Looser’s interest is on Abstract Expressionism, Minimal Art, and Arte Povera. The collection also includes classical modernists, as well as Asian and African sculpture. The Hubert Looser collection will be given to Kunsthaus Zürich as a long-term loan in 2017.

This book is published to coincide with the first exhibition of key works from this highly significant Swiss collection at Kunsthaus Zürich in summer 2013. It documents the paintings and sculptures and offers also insights into Looser’s private home and garden as a setting for masterpieces of 20th and 21st-century art art.

Authors & Editors

Philippe Büttner

, born 1961 in Basel, is art historian and curator of the permanent collection at  Kunsthaus Zürich since 2011. He has before been working as a reserach assistant (2000–03) and as a curator (2003–11) at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen near Basel.