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...

A Photographer’s Biography Guillaume Berggren

A Photographer’s Biography Guillaume Berggren

Berggren acquires the techniques of photography in Berlin and holds different jobs in various European cities before arriving in İstanbul. Initially en route to Marseille, he disembarks from his ship in 1866 and settles in İstanbul, where he is to spend the rest of his life.

Rineke Dijkstra Look At Me!

Rineke Dijkstra Look At Me!

“The portrait tells us that there is an inner and an outer dimension of the human condition; it provides—or should provide—information about both the physical and psychological character of an individual.” 

Istanbul’s Historical Peninsula in 18th and 19th Century Paintings

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With the Topkapı Palace, the center of political authority until the 19th century, and many other examples of classical Ottoman and Byzantine architecture included in its premise the Historical Peninsula is the heart of the Empire.