Picasso, Chagall, Jawlensky. Masterworks of the Karl im Obersteg Collection
Showing treasures of classic modernism from an eminent private collection in Basel in dialogue with works from our own holdings, the exhibition sheds light on the history of the collection and Karl Im Obersteg's longstanding ties to the Kunstmuseum Basel. The heart of the collection is a treasure trove of classic Modernist paintings including key works from Picasso’ s early period such as
the “Absinth drinker” of 1901, masterpieces by Marc, Chagall such as the group of ”Jewish portraits” of 1914 and a Paul Cézanne outdoor nude of the 1870s.