Housed in a building designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron, the private Goetz collection contains one of the largest repositories of American art from the 1980s and 90s, with key works by Matthew Barney, Carroll Dunham, Robert Gober, Peter Halley, Jenny Holzer, Mike Kelley, Jonathan Lasker, Louise Lawler, Cady Noland, Raymond Pettibon, Paul Pfeiffer, Richard Prince, Jessica Stockholder and Andrea Zittel.Gallipolis, Ohio. She first came to prominence in New York in the late 70s and early 80s. Among other awards she has received, Holzer in 1990 became the first woman to ever win the Leone dOro at the Venice Biennale. Her work has been exhibited in most every major museum around the world, and she has created installations for public and private sites including the Reichstag and the Times Square Spectacolor billboard in New York.
Mike Kelley, one of the most controversial, prolific and influential figures in contemporary art, was born in 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, and earned a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters from California Institute of the Arts. His work, often wickedly humorous and drawing on both high art and the vernacular with distinctively American iconography, ranges across media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, music, performance, writing and video projects, the last often in collaboration with artists such as Paul McCarthy, Raymond Pettibon and Tony Oursler. In 1993, The Whitney Museum of American Art held a major retrospective of his work. He lives in Los Angeles, and is a member of the graduate faculty at Art Center Collegeof Design, Pasadena.
Jonathan Lasker was born in 1948 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Recent exhibitions of his work have been held at the Reina Sofia in Madrid, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, and the Kevin Bruk Gallery in Miami. Lasker lives in New York City.
Louise Lawler was born in Bronxville, New York, in 1947. She came to prominence in the 1980s with her own sophisticated and very postmodern brand of re-photographed artwork. She has had solo exhibitions at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., among others. Lawler collaborated with Douglas Crimp on the seminal book The Museums Ruins. She lives in New York.
Raymond Pettibon, was born in 1957 in Tucson, but has been a resident of Los Angeles since childhood. He is best known for his comic-like illustrations, complete with captions, which have won a large following among fans of Pop Art. His extremely rare self-published books are highly sought after by collectors, and his work has been exhibited in recent years in solo shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art and David Zwirner Gallery in New York. He has also illustrated album covers for rock groups including Sonic Youth and Black Flag.
Paul Pfeiffer was born in Honolulu in 1966. His work was recently presented in solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and the Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland; as well as in important group exhibitions such as the 49th Venice Biennale; The Americans at the Barbican Centre, London; and Casino 2001 in Ghent, Belgium. Pfeiffer was also featured in the 2000 Whitney Biennial, where he received the first Bucksbaum Award as the most promising artist in the exhibition. He lives and works in New York City.
Richard Prince was born in 1949 in the Panama Canal Zone. He has had more than 50 solo exhibitions since 1980, at venues including the Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York; Sadie Coles HO, London; Parco, Tokyo; Regan Projects, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum Boijmans-Van Beunigen, Rotterdam; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His books include Why I Go to the Movies Alone (Tanem Press, 1983), Wild History (Tanem Press, 1985), Inside World (Thea Westreich, 1989), Adult Comedy Action Drama (Scalo, 1995), and 4 x 4 (Powerhouse Books, 1997). Prince currently lives and works in New York.
Jessica Stockholder was born in 1959 in Seattle. Her work has been exhibited most recently in solo shows in Dusseldorf, Paris and New York. Since 1999, Stockholder has been the director of graduate studies in sculpture at Yale University.
Andrea Zittel was born in 1965 in Escondido in Southern California. She has had solo shows of her work mounted at Philomene Magers Projekte in Munich; the Sammlung Goetz in Munich; Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York; Gallery Side 2 in Tokyo, and Regen Projects in Los Angeles.
Robert Gober was born in Wallingford, Connecticut, in 1954 and moved to New York in 1976. In 1983 he abandoned painting and turned his attention to sculpture. Since 1979 he has had numerous exhibitions, both in the United States and abroad. He represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 2001, and his work has been the subject of one-person museum exhibitions at such institutions as the Dia Center for the Arts, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.