Because the Museum Berggruen is being renovated until 2025 and a large part of its holdings are on the road, Museum Berggruen has been given a room in the Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection on the second floor for a small but representative selection of Bergguen works.
On view are Alberto Giacometti's "Cat" (1951), "Large Standing Woman III" (1960), works by Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse and Paul Cézanne.
Giacometti, Picasso and Klee, who had early contact with the Surrealists, are at the center of the Scharf-Gerstenberg collection. In this context, juxtapositions of works such as Klee's "Drüber und drunter" (1932) and Picasso's "Bildnis Nusch" (1937) also recall the collage techniques of a Max Ernst or Kurt Schwitters.
Another small group of works-Cézanne's "Young Girl with Open Hair" (1873/74), Picasso's "Woman's Head" (1908), Klee's "Red Girl with Yellow Potted Hat" (1919), and Matisse's portrait "Lorette" (1917)-is dedicated to portraits of women.