JP MORGAN Collected Visions
27 October 2007 - 06 January 2008
Modern and Contemporary Works from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection
The JPMorgan Chase Art Collection is one of the oldest and most extensive corporate collections in the world. The Art Collection began in 1959 when David Rockefeller, then president of The Chase Manhattan Bank, established the firm’s art program and took the lead in the field of corporate art collecting. By integrating artwork within the architecture of new buildings and incorporating an enlightened approach to acquisitions, this forerunner of corporate collections became a model for other companies worldwide.
Guiding the firm was the original Chase Art Committee which included Alfred Barr and Dorothy Miller (The Museum of Modern Art); James Johnson Sweeney (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum); Robert Hale (The Metropolitan Museum of Art); Perry Rathbone, (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) and Gordon Bunshaft (SOM). This legendary group of leading museum directors and curators developed a programmatic approach to the purchase, display, educational uses and stewardship of the firm’s Collection that paralleled that of American modern art museums at mid-century.
Collected Visions marks the first time a survey of its modern and contemporary art has been assembled for an international audience. Curated by current Director of the Art Collection, Lisa K. Erf, the exhibition features 70 signature works from many of the most important established artists of the 20th century and recent acquisitions by artists emerging in the 21st century.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joseph Beuys, Jean Dubuffet, Keith Haring, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Jeff Koons, Bruce Nauman, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol.