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M.C. Escher

M.C. EscherClaimed

Over 150 original works by M.C.Escher, including drawings, woodblocks and a lithographic stone.

Exhibition Overview

Exhibition Type
Art, Contemporary Art, Science and Technology
Area Size
200 to 500 sqm
Designed For
Museums and Galleries
Science Centres
Availability
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027
Hiring Fee

For a 3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance:
From 100 000 € to 200 000 €
Additional information: Please contact for further details.

This hiring fee is set for the following exhibition format:
Collection and interpretation

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Core Experience
Original collection

Description

This comprehensive collection includes more than 150 works of the Dutch artist covering his entire artistic career and is enriched by numerous drawings and print media such as woodblocks and a lithographic stone.

Aside from the iconic images that made this artist famous, such as “Drawing Hands”, “Waterfall”, “Eye”, “Relativity” and “Metamorphosis”, the collection features numerous seldom displayed prints such as the “Griffin of Borghese”, “Still Life and Street” and the entire set of his mezzotints (8 in total), among other works.

Each work has been framed taking into consideration the overall presentation of the image. Museum glass minimizes the mirror effect allowing for full enjoyment of the exhibition. Captions, mostly commented by the artist, explain the intricacies of the images and the techniques used to achieve the end result for all non-representational works.

From an educational perspective, this single-source collection is particularly suited and offers the opportunity to create new permanent educational programs based on Escher’s mathematically oriented depictions. This creates countless opportunities since his tessellations, studies of the infinite, metamorphosis and impossible geometries are found in most mathematical books, as well as in lectures given by many mathematicians.

Collections

Paintings Drawings & Prints

General Information

Created In
2003
Available Package Options
Collection and interpretation
Technical Requirements
High security
High conservation
More Details About Technical Requirements
CHARACTERISTICS

- This collection is available for exhibitions in the United States.

- All works are shipped framed as per international museum standards.

- The collection includes the necessary international shipping crates and packing materials ensuring safe ‘nail to nail” transport.

- The collection is comprehensive, covering a substantial part of the artist’s body of work.

- Museum curators can curate the show to their specifications and are provided with extensive information.

- The exhibition may be expanded or complemented with art from the borrowing museum’s own collections.

- The exhibits provide endless opportunities for the development of educational programs, which we can assist with.
Languages
English

Venues

Past and Future Venues
- York College Art Galleries, September 17, 2003 - November 1, 2003, York PA, USA

- Herakleidon Museum, July 17, 2004 - November 3, 2005, Athens, Greece

- Kunsthalle Krems, February 26, 2006 - June 18, 2006, Krems, Austria

- Herakleidon Museum, October 10, 2008 - November 15, 2009, Athens, Greece

- Osthaus Museum, December 6, 2009 - March 14, 2010, Hagen, Germany

- New Britain Museum of American Art, July 16, 2010 - November 14, 2010, New Britain CT, USA

- Akron Art Museum, February 12, 2011 - May 29, 2011, Akron OH, USA

- Currier Museum of Art, September 20, 2014 – January 5, 2015, Manchester NH, USA

- The Dali Museum, August 22, 2015 – January 3, 2016, St. Petersburg, FL USA

- Memorial Art Gallery University of Rochester, November 13, 2016–January 29, 2017, Rochester NY, USA

- Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, March 4, 2017 – May 28, 2017, Wausau WI, USA

- Brigham Young University Museum of Art, November 17, 2017 – May 19, 2018, Provo UT, USA

- World Chess Hall of Fame, May 2, 2019 - September 22, 2019, Saint Louis MO, USA

Extra Info

Highlights
Curatorial excellence
Treasure collection
Highlights Details
Collection highlights:

- His most iconic images that made the artist famous, such as “Drawing Hands”, “Waterfall”, “Eye”, “Relativity” and “Reptiles”, an extremely rare print.

- The fourteen foot long “Metamorphosis”.

- The entire set of the eight mezzotints he produced, including the famous “Eye” and the very rare “Dewdrop”.

- The complete set of drawings and original woodblocks, as well as the print for “Depth”.

- The complete set of drawings and original lithographic stone, as well as the print for “Flatworms”.

- The complete set of drawings and the original three-dimensional cube as well as the print for “Cubic Space Division”.

- Several woodblocks (framed with the prints) which he created for the “Flor de Pascua” and “Emblemata XXIV” book illustrations.

- The collection includes one of the earliest and extremely rare large-format drawings done by the artist plus a great selection of his Italian period prints.

- All the works are framed, each with a variety of period design, as per museum specifications.
Exhibition Add-Ons
Engagement programme support
Education kit

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