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UBS Art Collection, Switzerland
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Liu Wei (Chinese, b. 1972), "Liberation No. 3", 2013, oil on canvas, 180 x 300 cm. © Liu Wei, courtesy the artist and White Cube.

About the collection

Exhibition public space:

Global, across UBS's 700 offices worldwide.

Website:
https://www.ubs.com/global/en/about_ubs/art/art-collection.html


Launch year:
1960

Number of artworks:
30000

Artistic domain:

Art reflects who we are – as a society, as individuals and as an institution. It can remind us of our collective heritage. Or point toward the future. The same goes for us – UBS. The UBS Art Collection reflects the many paths our business has taken as we have grown to become one of the world’s largest financial institutions. It incorporates key works from our former collections in both Europe and the US as well as new acquisitions – mirroring today’s global business.


With a rich collection of paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures and video art by some of the world’s major artists from 1960 onward, we are recognized as having one of the most important corporate collections of contemporary art. The collection’s mission is to build and maintain a seminal body of work that provokes thought while being inspirational. We are also committed to supporting and encouraging the artistic communities in places where we do business.


The UBS Art Collection is headed by Mary Rozell, who is based in New York. She is supported by a global team located in Zurich, London, New York and Hong Kong.


Status of collection:
International

Commission program / Site-specific order(s) :

Pipilotti Rist (Swiss, b. 1962), Flying Room, 1995. Video installation, various pieces for furniture suspended from ropes, oil painting by Anders Guggisberg. UBS office St. Gallerstrasse 5, Buchs, Switzerland.

Dan Flavin (American, 1933-1996), Untitled, 1996. Installation on 3 floors, consisting on each floor of 4 pink, 4 blue, and 4 green fluorescent tubes (after alteration on the first floor in 1999, only 2 pink, 2 blue and 2 green tubes). UBS office Bubenbergplatz 3, Berne, Switzerland.

Giuseppe Penone (Italian, b. 1947), Leaves, Lanscape of Brain, 2000. Installation, eight panels, "elio-pittura" on transparent film, marble, and felt. UBS office Place Saint-Francois 16, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Sol LeWitt (American, 1928-2007), Curved Bands, 1997. Wall drawing, coulored ink wash. UBS office Via Cantonale 18, "Suglio" building, Lugano-Manno, Switzerland.

 

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Catalogs by the collection

UBS, Switzerland

Launch year:
1960

International presence:
Yes

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