Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection at Philadelphia Museum of Art, June 28 – September 5, 2016

Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection presents one of this country’s finest collections of contemporary art, which includes outstanding works by some of the most influential European and American artists of the past half century, including Jasper Johns, Howard Hodgkin, Ellsworth Kelly, Jeff Koons, Brice Marden, Bruce Nauman, Gabriel Orozco, Charles Ray, and Cy Twombly.  The exhibition presents a selection of about one hundred works which reflect the variety and range of interests that have distinguished the Sachses’ collecting over the years, their engagement with individual artists and the development of their collecting over time. Many of these works have either been donated to the Museum or pledged as promised gifts.

SACHS COLLECTION IMAGE 1 - BOURGEOIS

Portrait of Jean Louis, 1947-1949. Louise Bourgeois, American (born France), 1911-2010. Gesso and paint on wood, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Keith L. and Katherine Sachs, 2013. © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

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Cutout in Wood, 1950. Ellsworth Kelly, American, 1923-2015. Gesso on wood, Promised gift of Keith L. and Katherine Sachs © Ellsworth Kelly, Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery.

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Black Red Orange, 1966. Ellsworth Kelly, American, 1923-2015. Oil on canvas, two joined panels, Promised gift of Keith L. and Katherine Sachs. © Ellsworth Kelly, Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery.

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Voice 2, 1982. Jasper Johns, American, born 1930. Ink on plastic, 3 panels, Promised gift of Keith L. and Katherine Sachs. © Jasper Johns/ Licensed by VAGA, New York. Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery.

SACHS COLLECTION IMAGE 5 - HAMILTON

Mother and child, 1984-1985. Richard Hamilton, English, 1922-2011. Oil on canvas, Promised gift of Keith L. and Katherine Sachs. © R. Hamilton. All Rights Reserved, DACS and ARS 2016.

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Schwan (2), 1989. Gerhard Richter, German, born 1932. Oil on canvas, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift of Keith L. and Katherine Sachs, 2000. © Gerhard Richter. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Untitled, 2002-2004. Robert Gober, American, born 1954. Beeswax, pigment, human hair, silver plated cast brass, cast plastic, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Keith L. and Katherine Sachs, 2013. © Robert Gober / Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.

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Nines, 2006. Jasper Johns, American, born 1930. Encaustic and oil on canvas with objects, Promised gift of Keith L. and Katherine Sachs. © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery.

2014_01_07 Keith and Kathy Sachs with Timothy Rub, Carlos Basualdo, Alice Beamsderfer in and objects on loan from their collection by Joseph Bueys, Jasper Johns and Ellsworth Kelly. Photography by Constance Mensh/Philadelphia Museum of Art.

5 Postcards, 2011. Jasper Johns, American, born 1930 a) Encaustic on canvas b) Oil on canvas c) Oil on canvas d) Oil and graphite on canvas e) Encaustic on canvas, Promised gift of Keith L. and Katherine Sachs. © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, Courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery.

SACHS COLLECTION IMAGE 10 - MARDEN

Red Ground Letter, 2007-2010. Brice Marden, American, born 1938. Oil on canvas, 6 × 8 feet (182.9 × 243.8 cm). Promised gift of Keith L. and Katherine Sachs. © 2016 Brice Marden/ Artists Rights Society (ARS) NY.

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Boy with Frog, 2008. Charles Ray, American, born 1953. Cast stainless steel and acrylic polyurethane, Promised gift of Keith L. and Katherine Sachs. © Charles Ray, courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

SACHS COLLECTION IMAGE 12 - MC QUEEN

Static, 2009. Steve McQueen, English (active Amsterdam and London), born 1969. Single channel HD video transferred from 35mm film, color, sound, 16:9 aspect ratio, Duration: 7 minutes. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Partial gift of The Katherine and Keith L. Sachs Art Foundation and purchased with the Modern and Contemporary Art Revolving Fund, 2010. Courtesy of the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery and Thomas Dane Gallery,

Images courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art