Striebich

The Scharpff-Striebich Collection comprises contemporary painting as well as sculpture and installation works that bear a critical reference to the times.

Presentation of the Collection “Re-Vision”, 2017-2019, Kunstmuseum Bonn, with works by Thomas Arnolds
Presentation of the Collection “Re-Vision”, 2017-2019, Kunstmuseum Bonn, with works by Thomas Arnolds

Scharpff

Starting in the 1980s, the Scharpff Collection has been built and grown by the art collector couple Rudolf and Ute Scharpff. The initial focus was on American graffiti painting and socially critical art. Later the emphasis was to shift to collecting paintings.

Exhibition „Cool Place“, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart with works of Albert Oehlen, 2014
Exhibition „Cool Place“, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart with works of Albert Oehlen, 2014

Since 2004, the collection has been under the direction of Carolin Scharpff-Striebich, the collector couple’s younger daughter, who is bringing the collection into the future with her own sets of emphasis: A younger generation of artists has now entered into a dialogue with her parents’ collection, at the same time making it more international and diverse.

The Scharpff Collections operate in a way that is climate neutral by cooperating with the Art to Acres initiative.

Exhibition „New York Graffiti
Exhibition „New York Graffiti" aus der Sammlung Scharpff, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, 18.2.-1.5.2011 featuring works by Rammellzee, Lee Quinones and Delta2

Carolin Scharpff-Striebich studied business administration in Germany, the USA and France. Subsequently, she worked in the industry sector and taught marketing at the University of Applied Science in Karlsruhe. She lectures regularly on the topic of collecting contemporary art and has published the books “Let’s Talk Abstract” and “André Butzer. By Sammlung Scharpff”. 
Scharpff-Striebich is a member of various commissions as for example at the Tate Modern in London and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, she is chairwoman of society of the Friends of the Kunstmuseum Bonn as well as a member of the Board of Trustees at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. Since the death of her father in 2019, she has been chairwoman of the Rudolf and Ute Scharpff Foundation for Contemporary Art.

Carolin Scharpff-Striebich

Foundation

The Rudolf and Uta Scharpff Foundation for Modern Art was founded in recognition of and collaboration with the museums taking part in Cooperative Storage. The Foundation’s assets are comprised of works of art that have been donated to the respective museums in honor of their long-term association and commitment to the Scharpff Collection. Since the death of Rudolf Scharpff Carolin Scharpff-Striebich is the president of the Foundation.

Rudolf and Ute Scharpff, 2008
Rudolf and Ute Scharpff, 2008

Cooperative Storage

More than ten years ago, the so-called “Cooperative Storage” was created, which keeps works of art from both collections. This means that works from the collection are shared among a few selected museums, allowing them to work with art following their ideas and according to their wishes.

Kunstlager

Exhibitions/Publications

Single Museum Shows

2021
“Angespannte Zustände. (Tense Conditions)”. A presentation of the collection of contemporary art at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart in dialogue with the Collection Scharpff-Striebich.

2014
Cool Place. Collection Scharpff,
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

2011
New York Graffiti from the collection Scharpff,
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

2005
Styles and Stile. Recent Paintings from the Scharpff Collection,
Goethe-Institute Sofia

2004
Ice Hot. Recent Painting from the Scharpff Collection,
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

2003
Ice Hot. Recent Painting from the Scharpff Collection,
Hamburger Kunsthalle

1997
Family Values. American Art in the Eighties and Nineties,
Hamburger Kunsthalle

1993
Leap in Time. Collection Rudolf and Ute Scharpff,
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen

1987
New York Graffiti. Collection Scharpff,
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen

1985
Nouveau Réalisme, Groupshow including works from the Scharpff Collection,
Kunsthalle Mannheim and later Kunstmuseum Winterthur

1973
Life with Art, Groupshow including works from the Scharpff Collection,
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

Publications

2019
André Butzer
By Sammlung Scharpff
Hg. Carolin Scharpff-Striebich

André Butzer By Sammlung Scharpff Hg. Carolin Scharpff-Striebich

2018
Let’s Talk Abstract
Hg. Carolin Scharpff-Striebich
Distanz Verlag

Let’s Talk Abstract Hg. Carolin Scharpff-Striebich Distanz Verlag

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Contact

Contact

Carolin Scharpff-Striebich, Bonn
info(at)sammlung-scharpff.de

Imprint

Imprint

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Sammlung Scharpff
Carolin Scharpff-Striebich, Bonn
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Copyright und Fotorechte:
Skulptur Startscreen: © Glenn Brown
Alle Installationsfotos der Ausstellung „Cool Place“, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart: die arge lola.
Hamburger Kunsthalle: Hamburger Kunsthalle, © Christopher Wool.
Kunstmuseum Bonn: Kunstmuseum Bonn, © Thomas Arnolds.
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, © Bridget Riley.
Neo Rauch: © courtesy Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig/Berlin/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.
Daniel Richter: © courtesy CFA/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.
Julian Schnabel: © Julian Schnabel Studio, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.
© André Butzer, © Albert Oehlen, © Rebecca Warren.
Für die Werke von Michel Majerus: © Michel Majerus Estate, courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin und Mathew Marks Gallery.
Foto Carolin Scharpff-Striebich: Regine Petersen
Foto Ute und Rudolf Scharpff: Uwe Anspach dpa/lsw

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