With this donation from Dorette Hildebrand-Staab in 2010, Frankfurt’s Städel Museum received four major works of contemporary German art. Contrary to the prevailing opinion of the day, the donor had recognised Georg Baselitz’s importance at a very early stage, and promoted and supported him over many years. She acquired these paintings as early as the 1960s – in some cases directly from the artist. As a result of her gift they are now part of the Städel collection.
In 2010 the Städel Museum acquired four major works of contemporary German art thanks to a donation by Dorette Hildebrand-Staab. Despite the prevailing opinion at that time, the donor had recognised the significance of Georg Baselitz early on and she encouraged and supported the artist for many years. The four paintings which made their way into the Städel’s holdings through her gift had already been purchased by the patroness of the arts in the 1960s, in part from the artist himself.