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The Im Obersteg Collection at the Kunstmuseum Basel

The Im Obersteg Collection is one of Switzerland's major private collections of Classical Modernism. Top works by world-renowned artists make up the high points of the collection: Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, as well as important work groups by Alexej von Jawlensky, Paul Klee, Cham Soutine und Bernard Buffet. The approximately 200 works have, since January 2004, been left to the Kunstmuseum Basel, where they are, in part, permanently exhibited.

Marc Chagall


Der Jude in Grn, 1914

Pablo Picasso


Buveuse d'absinthe / [recto : Femme dans la loge], 1901

Alexej von Jawlensky


Kind, um 1909

Paul Klee


Stadt mit den drei Kuppeln, 1914

Bernard Buffet


Nature morte au fer repasser, 1948

Cham Soutine


Nature morte au violon, pain et poisson, um 1922