The Brandhorst Museum of modern art is the most recent addition to the city's Kunstareal, or Art District, having opened to the public only last year. It is located in a multicoloured, two-story rectangular building designed by the Sauerbruch Hutton architectural firm. The façade is covered by 36,000 vertical ceramic louvers in 23 different coloured glazes, while the interior is dominated by white walls and Danish oak floors.
The basis of the museum's exhibition pieces comes from Udo and Anette Brandhorst's private collection of modern art. With about 100 paintings by Andy Warhol, the Brandhorst houses the largest collection of his works in Europe. There are also more than 60 canvases by Cy Twombly, representing one of the world's most comprehensive collections of his paintings.
Other notable artists whose works are represented include Joseph Beuys, Mario Merz, Jannis Kounellis, Georg Baselitz, Gerhard Richter, Bruce Nauman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sigmar Polke, Robert Gober, Eric Fischl and Damien Hirst. The almost complete set of books illustrated Pablo Picasso is an added bonus.
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