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The Bundeskunstsammlung (Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) - The Federal Collection of Contemporary Art, is a collection of modern works of art held by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany. Based on the principle that creative arts play an important role in democratic society, it was founded in 1970 by Willy Brandt acting on a proposal by the then chairman of the German Federation of Artists.[1] Although it contains works of Isa Genzken, Thomas Struth, Olafur Eliasson, Jonathan Monk, Georg Baselitz, Markus Lüpertz, A. R. Penck, Markus Oehlen, Gerhard Richter, Wolfgang Tillmans and others, the collection does not have a central, permanent home; instead, the works are exhibited in various museums and government offices throughout the country.[1]


  1. ^ a b "BEAUFTRAGTER FÜR KULTUR UND MEDIEN". German government. Retrieved 5 October 2010.