Early in 2002, the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein was able to take on the estate of the Lucerne artist André Thomkins (1930–1985) as a deposit.

André Thomkins is not only one of the most important Swiss artists after 1945, but beyond that he constantly crossed the borders between the various international artistic movements from the 1950s until the 1970s. His virtuoso mastery of artistic techniques – also and especially in small format – helped him on the one hand to form highly complex images in the tradition of Mannerism. On the other hand, it was also a means of expoloring unknown artistic possibilities of expression as well as an instrument of an artistic imagination always playfully disposed. Thus innumberable palindromes and anagrams, musical instruments, objects and small sculptures were created and augment Thomkins´s graphic and painterly work.

To start off the first presentation at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, the artist´s son, Nicolas Thomkins, will show a personal selection of his father´s works.

More pictures to this exhibition

  • A.T. 3D
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Markus Tretter © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • A.T. 3D
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Markus Tretter © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • A.T. 3D
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Markus Tretter © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • A.T. 3D
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Markus Tretter © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • Opening
  • Thu, 27.11.2003
    18.00
  • Thu 27.11.

    Opening

    A.T. 3D
  • Sun 11.1.

    Families

    family sunday
    for children from 5 to 10 years and their (grand-)parents
  • Thu 22.1.

    Lecture

    André Thomkins – life and work
    by Stephan Kunz, co-director Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
  • Sat 14.2.

    Art on Suturday

    the almost real world of the swiss André Thomkins
    modelbuilding for adults and children from 14 years
  • Sun 29.2.

    Finissage

    \"Anagrammatische Museolosik\"
    by Jenison Thomkins