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The Sonnabend Collection

Remai Modern presents The Sonnabend Collection. Developed through the vision of influential art dealer Ileana Sonnabend (1914-2007) her husband Michael Sonnabend (1900-2001), and their adopted son Antonio Homem, the Collection is among the most significant private holdings of modern and contemporary art in the world. 

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Remai Modern

The Sonnabend Collection, Installation view, Remai Modern, 2020. Photo: Blaine Campbell
The Sonnabend Collection, Installation view, Remai Modern, 2020. Photo: Blaine Campbell
The Sonnabend Collection, Installation view, Remai Modern, 2020. Photo: Blaine Campbell
The Sonnabend Collection, Installation view, Remai Modern, 2020. Photo: Blaine Campbell
The Sonnabend Collection, Installation view, Remai Modern, 2020. Photo: Blaine Campbell

Through their galleries in Paris and New York, the Sonnabend’s established an international presence, fostering creative exchanges and new audiences for American artists in Europe and vice versa. Often, they championed artists early in their careers. They anticipated and influenced developments in art including Pop, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Nouveau Réalisme, Arte Povera, Neo-Expressionism, Neo-Geo, Photo Conceptualism and beyond. Above all, they believed deeply in artists.

The Sonnabend Collection, Installation view, Remai Modern, 2020. Photo: Blaine Campbell
The Sonnabend Collection, Installation view, Remai Modern, 2020. Photo: Blaine CampbellRemai Modern – The Sonnabend Collection
The Sonnabend Collection, Installation view, Remai Modern, 2020. Photo: Blaine Campbell
The Sonnabend Collection, Installation view, Remai Modern, 2020. Photo: Blaine Campbell

The Sonnabend Collection at Remai Modern features over 100 works by 67 artists, spanning seven decades of artistic production. This will be the Collection’s first exposure in Canada, and its most comprehensive presentation to date in North America. 

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Curatorial Team

Organized by Remai Modern and the Sonnabend Collection Foundation. Curated by Antonio Homem.

Remai Modern and the Sonnabend Collection Foundation acknowledge the Serralves Museum in Porto, Portugal for their collaboration and the Ca’ Pesaro – Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia (MUVE), Italy and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain for their assistance in coordinating the exhibition.


Artists

Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Jim Dine, John Chamberlain, James Rosenquist, Mario Schifano, Christo, Arman, Michelangelo Pistoletto, George Segal, Claes Oldenburg, Tom Wesselmann, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, Robert Morris, Larry Bell, John McCracken, John Baldessari, Sol LeWitt, Mel Bochner, Barry Le Va, Peter Halley, Clay Ketter, Mario Merz, Gilberto Zorio, Giovanni Anselmo, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Guilio Paolini, Jannis Kounellis, Keith Sonnier, Bruce Nauman, A.R. Penck, Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorff, Ryan Roa, Haim Steinbach, Ashley Bickerton, Jeff Koons, Gilbert & George, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Christian Boltanski, Vito Acconci, Piero Manzoni, Boyd Webb, William Wegman, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Anne Poirier & Patrick Poirier, Luigi Ontani, Philip Haas, Richard Artschwager, Terry Winters, Carroll Dunham, Rona Pondick, Robert Feintuch, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Candida Höfer, Elger Esser, Lawrence Beck, Clifford Ross, Matthias Schaller