Bank of America Merrill Lynch Supports Major Exhibitions ‘Jeff Koons: The Painter’ and ‘Jeff Koons: The Sculptor’
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is proud announce its sponsorship of ‘Jeff Koons: The Painter’ and ‘Jeff Koons: The Sculptor’, two major new exhibitions running simultaneously at the Schirn Kunsthalle and Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung museums in Frankfurt. The exhibitions run from 20 June to 23 September 2012.
- (1888PressRelease) June 15, 2012 - At the Schirn Kunsthalle, 40 paintings will be on display in the first comprehensive overview of the artist’s painted pieces spanning his early career to his most recent ‘Antiquity’ series; at the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, 50 of Koons’ iconic sculptures will be presented, alongside a number of his newer works.
The Koons sponsorship is a continuation of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s support of Frankfurt’s three leading museums over the past six years: Schirn Kunsthalle, the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung and the Städel Museum. As well as sponsoring five exhibitions through the company’s Art Conservation Project in 2010, a grant was provided to the Städel Museum to fund the restoration of a rare double-sided painting by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.
“As a long-standing supporter of the arts in Germany, we are delighted that audiences will be able to view this dynamic presentation of many of Koons’ best works,” said Holger Bross, country executive for Germany, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. “We have been doing business here for over 60 years and these latest exhibitions are a reflection of our enduring commitment to support the country’s social and cultural landscape.
“As a company with employees and clients in more than 100 markets, we support thousands of arts organisations around the world in the firm belief that a healthy arts sector helps economies and societies thrive.”
Max Hollein, director of the Schirn Kunsthalle, Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung and Städel Museums added: “We are very excited to announce the new Koons double exhibition, which are certain to be highlights of 2012. We are delighted that we will be able to inspire and engage visitors with this exciting presentation of one of the world’s foremost contemporary artists through our partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.”
About Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Arts
Developing substantive solutions for social and environmental challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s mission, and the arts and culture platform is a key component of the company’s integrated corporate responsibility strategy.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch helps a broad spectrum of arts programmes thrive, encompassing sponsorships, community grants and loans to museums from the company’s own art collection. The Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art Conservation Project provides grants for the restoration of paintings, sculptures, archaeological or architectural pieces that are significant to the cultural heritage of a country or region or important to the history of art in order to preserve them for future generations.
Current and upcoming sponsorships also include, ‘Americans in Florence: Sargent and the American Impressionists’ at the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (March – July 2012), ‘Jeff Koons: The Painter & The Sculptor’ at Schirn Kunsthalle and the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Frankfurt (June – September 2012) and ‘Roy Lichtenstein’ at Tate Modern, London, opening in February 2013. The company is Season Sponsor of the Old Vic Theatre in London, as well as Global Sponsor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which travelled to Russia and Italy this year.
Through the company’s Art in Our Communities® programme, the Bank of America Collection has been converted into a unique community resource from which museums and non-profit galleries may borrow complete or customised exhibitions at no cost. This helps to secure vital revenue for those institutions that may lack sufficient resources to fully curate and manage exhibitions on their own, and also guarantees that the collection is shared with as wide an audience as possible. Since its launch in late 2008, more than 50 exhibitions have been loaned to museums around the world. Shows in 2012 include ‘Conversations’ at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin, ‘Shared Space’, part of PhotoEspaña 2012, at the Real Jardín Botánico in Madrid (June – July 2012), ‘Andy Warhol: The Portfolios’ at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London (June – September 2012) travelling to the Museo del Novecento in Milan in October 2013, and ‘Gaze: The Changing Face of Portrait Photography’, at Istanbul Modern Museum (October 2012 – January 2013). Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/opportunity and follow us on Twitter at ( @ ) BofA_Community dot
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