Collected Visions

Modern and Contemporary Works from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection

October 27 - January 6, 2007

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 which paralleled that of American modern art museums of the mid 20th century.

Collected Visions marked the first time a survey of the Collection’s modern and contemporary art has been assembled for an international audience. Curated by current Director of the Art Collection, Lisa K. Erf, the exhibition featured 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.

Artists: Vito Acconci, Josef Albers, Milton Avery, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Howard Bearden, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero e Boetti, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Christo, Tony Cragg, Amy Cutler, Jean Dubuffet, Dan Flavin, Gilbert and George, Tomoo Gokita,  Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Adolph Gottlieb, Diana Guerrero-Macia, Zaha Hadid, Keith Harring, Mary Heilmann, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jenny Holzer, Huang Yong Ping, Alfred Jensen, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Zilvinas Kempinas, Jeff Koons, Joseph Kosuth, Louise Lawler, Roy Lichtenstein, Maya Ying Lin, Brice Marden, Marilyn Minter, Robert Motherwell, Vik Muniz, Bruce Nauman, Louise Nevelson, Gabriel Orozco, Nam Jun Paik, Richard Prince, Markus Raetz, Thomas Ruff, Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, Saul Steinberg, Thomas Struth, Do-Ho Suh, Mark Tansey, Antoni Tapies, Canan Tolon, Lucrecia Troncoso, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner

Exhibition Catalogue

Collected Visions

Collected Visions

The JP Morgan 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...

Midnight Stories: COGITO <br> Tevfik Uyar

Midnight Stories: COGITO
Tevfik Uyar

He had imagined the court room as a big place. It wasn’t. It was about the size of his living room, with an elevation at one end, with a dais on it. The judges and the attorneys sat there. Below it was an old wooden rail, worn out in some places. That was his place. There was another seat for his lawyer. At the back, about 20 or 30 chairs were stowed out for the non-existent crowd.

History of a Khanjar

History of a Khanjar

Henryk Weyssenhoff, author of landscapes, prints, and illustrations, devoted much of his creative energies to realistic vistas of Belorussia, Lithuania, and Samogitia. A descendant of an ancient noble family which moved east to the newly Polonised Inflanty in the 17th century, the young Henryk was raised to cherish Polish national traditions.

The Golden Horn

The Golden Horn

When regarding the paintings of Istanbul by western painters, Golden Horn has a distinctive place and value. This body of water that separates the Topkapı Palace and the Historical Peninsula, in which monumental edifices are located, from Galata, where westerners and foreign embassies dwell, is as though an interpenetrating boundary.