"Silent Treasures: Porfolio Works From Matisse to Twombly" at the Marta Herford Museum

artwork: The stunning Frank Gehry designed MARTA Herford Museum building. Opened on May 7, 2005 the museum presents a diverse program combining contemporary art, architectural history and design.

Herford, Germany – MARTA Herford Museum announces a fascinating exhibition featuring selected portfolio works from a major private collection. “Silent Treasures – Portfolio Works from Matisse to Twombly from the Marzona Collection” will be on view at the MARTA Herford from 22 May until 21 August. Diverse gems of printing art from the past 100 years will be displayed together. Containing over 40 exquisite and in some cases very rare portfolios and artists’ books, the exhibition will present the spectrum of different artistic forms of printing and reproduction techniques ranging from woodcut, copperplate and lithography to photography and offset printing. Artists like Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Paul Klee, Meret Oppenheim and Ulrich Rückriem, to name but a few, began experimenting with these techniques in the early 20th century in order to explore the possibilities of greater dissemination for their art.