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Art after 1945. International Exhibition
11 July - 11 October 1959
Museum Fridericianum, Orangerie, Schloss Bellevue

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Exhibition poster documenta 2

Supporting Institution
documenta GmbH

 

Managing Director
Herbert Redl, Robert Völker

 

Honorary Chairman
Bundespräsident Theodor Heuss

 

Artistic Director
Arnold Bode

 

Secretariat
Rudolf Zwirner

Painting and Sculpture Board
Arnold Bode, Herbert Freiherr von Buttlar, Ernest Goldschmidt, Will Grohmann, Werner Haftmann, Ernst Holzinger, Kurt Martin, Werner Schmalenbach, Hein Stünke, Eduard Trier
For the American artists: Porter A. McCray, New York

 

Graphics Board
Arnold Bode, Werner Schmalenbach, Hei Stünke

 

Exhibition Architecture
Arnold Bode
Supported by: Rudolf Staege

Exhibit Pieces
1,770

 

Artists
339

 

Visitors
134,000

 

Budget
991,000 DM

Catalogue

1 text volume

3 picture volumes:

Vol. 1: Painting

Vol. 2: Sculpture

Vol. 3: Graphics

M. DuMont Schauberg, Cologne

Text volume: 30,000 copies / 2 DM

Vol. 1: 20,000 copies / 16 DM

Vol. 2: 7,000 copies / 9 DM

Vol. 3: 10,000 copies / 9 DM

 

Catalogue Editors

Eduard Trier, Heinrich Stünke

© documenta archiv / Werner Lengemann

Werner Lengemann: Arnold Bode in front of Jackson Pollock, „Number 32“, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d02, 10041418

© documenta archiv / Günther Becker

Günther Becker: Friedrichsplatz and Museum Fridericianum with the documenta 2 flagging, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d2, 10011738

© documenta archiv / Klaus Meier-Ude

Klaus Meier-Ude: A group of visitors in front of "Horse and Rider" by Marino Marini, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d2, 10011540

© documenta archiv / Günther Becker

Günther Becker: Rest area in the Orangerie with the sculpture "Les Baigneurs" by Pablo Picasso in the background, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d2, 10011766

© documenta archiv / Carl Eberth

Carl Eberth: Visitors watch "The liver is the cock's comb" by Arshile Gorky at the Museum Fridericianum, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d2, 10003788

© documenta archiv / Günther Becker

Günther Becker: Large painting hall of documenta 2 on the first floor of the Museum Fridericianum, Inventory Number: docA, MS, d2, 10011749