The non-profit Schering Foundation was established in 2002 by the Schering company of Berlin for the advancement of science and culture. In the area of culture, it focuses on the contemporary visual and performing arts. The Städel’s exhibition series ‘Focus on …’, launched in 2006, has been made possible by the Schering foundation. Within that framework, altogether nine artworks from the museum’s holdings have been investigated from various scholarly perspectives. The donation of this work is likewise an example of the foundation’s longstanding support.