Catalogues of the Collection

Picasso, Chagall, Jawlensky. A Guidebook with Selected Works

authors: Henriette Mentha, Doris Huggel, Toni Stooss
ISBN: 978-3-7204-0243-9
year of publication: 2020
language: German, English
configuration: 237 p., 36 b/w and 79 color illustrations
21.5 x 15.5 cm
price: CHF 25.- plus mailing expenses

A guidebook of the collection edited on the occasion of the exhibition Picasso, Chagall, Jawlensky in Kunstmuseum Basel, 22. February - 24. Mai (prolonged till 21. June 2020) with 40 picture descriptions devoted to 42 "Highlights" of the collection and eleven in-depth essays of the nine most striking groups of work and the future work of the Im Obersteg Foundation.

 Sie lieber Herr Im Obersteg sind unser Schweizer für alles

authors: Henriette Mentha, Matthias Fischer, Beat Stutzer
publication to the exhibition «Künstlerfreundschaften. Karl Im Obersteg im Dialog mit Amiet, Chagall, Jawlensky» Kunstmuseum Basel, 6. August - 16. Oktober 2011
ISBN 978-37965-2764-7
year of publication: 2011
language: German
publisher: Schwabe Verlag Basel
configuration: bonded; 240 S.
price: CHF 28.00 plus mailing expenses 

A publication on the artists correspondence at the Im Obersteg Collection.

Die Sammlung Im Obersteg im Kunstmuseum Basel

authors: Doris Im Obersteg-Lerch, Henriette Mentha, Hans Furer, Ingrid Koszinowski, Andreas Meier, Hartwig Fischer, Annette Weber, Stephan Berg u.a.
ISBN: 3-7204-0151-0
year of publication: 2004
language: German
publisher: Schwabe Verlag Basel
configuration: bonded; 287 p.; 263 color and 84 b/w
illustrations; 23,5 x 29 cm
price: CHF 28.00 plus mailing expenses 

With a grand opening exhibition, the Kunstmuseum Basel is celebrating the arrival of an important private collection that originated in Basel: The Im Obersteg Collection, which has grown continuously since 1916. Doris Im Obersteg-Lerch, the widow of Jürg Im Obersteg, is entrusting one of our country's most important collections of Classical Modernism to her hometown. For the Kunstmuseum Basel this permanent loan comprises a rich augmentation. World-famous masterpieces such as Marc Chagall's three Rabbis, Pablo Picasso's Buveuse d'absinthe - a main work of the Blue Period - ideally supplement the museum's own collection. An unique group of 30 works by Alexej von Jawlensky and an ensemble of paintings by Chaïm Soutine set new accents in Basel. Names such as Cézanne, Kandinsky, Klee, Modigliani, Nolde, Rodin, Rouault, Soutter, Tàpies and others speak for the breadth and importance of this art treasure.

The collction's entire catalogue has been revised. All works are reproduced in color. The book is comprised of several essays, the history of the collection, and an essay on the collectors: the authors are Doris Im Obersteg-Lerch, Hans Furer, Henriette Mentha, Ingrid Koszinowski, Andreas Meier, Hartwig Fischer, Annette Weber, Stephan Berg and others.

You will find further catalogues on the Im Obersteg Collection in the archive.

Exhibition Catalogues

Gauguin to Picasso. Masterworks from Switzerland The Staechelin & Im Obersteg Collections, The Phillips Collection Washington DC, 2015

authors: Dorothy Kosinski, Renée Maurer, Henriette Mentha, Hans-Joachim Müller
ISBN 978-1-907804-60-1 (hardcover edition)
year of publication: 2015
language: English
publisher: Giles Limited London
configuration: bonded; 176 p. 
price: CHF 48.00 plus mailing expenses 

Von Nolde bis Buffet

author: Henriette Mentha
catalogue to the exhibition at Forum Würth, Arlesheim
ISBN: 978-3-89929-172-8
year of publication: 2010
language: German
configuration:56 p. 
out of print

Von Rodin bis Tàpies

catalogue to the exhibition at Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur
authors: Katlhleen Bühler, Lukas Gloor, Henriette Mentha, Beat Stutzer
ISBN: 978-3-85881-183-7
year of publication: 2006
language: German
publisher: Scheidegger & Spiess
configuration: bonded; 160 p. 
price: CHF 28.00 plus mailing expenses 

Im Bann der Moderne. Picasso, Chagall, Jawlensky

catalogue to the exhibition at Kunstforum Wien
authors: Evelyn Benesch, Ingried Brugger, Marcus A. Kutschak, Konrad Paul Liessmann, Henriette Mentha, Michaela Pappenringg, Florian Steininger, Toni Stooss
ISBN: 3-902144-64-5
year of publication: 2003
language: German
publisher: Jung und Jung Verlag
configuration: 179 p. 
out of print

Cuno Amiet und die Schicksalsnacht in München

authors: Henriette Mentha, Urs Zaugg
ISBN 3-906628-33-7
year of publication: 2002
language: German
out of print