UBS Art Gallery Virtual Exhibition

'The Art of One’s Own Era'

April 21 – September 6, 2021

As the UBS Art Gallery remains temporarily closed to the public, we are pleased to introduce the virtual exhibition 'The Art of One’s Own Era'.

The exhibition is presented within a virtually recreated UBS Art Gallery and includes core works from the former PaineWebber collection, which were integrated throughout the firm’s history of mergers and acquisitions and became an important part of today’s UBS Art Collection.

UBS has been collecting contemporary art since the 1960s, a practice driven by the firm’s long held belief that the art of today encourages innovative thinking. In recent years, the UBS Art Collection has acquired and commissioned works by diverse artists that have historically been overlooked to better reflect our society.

Navigation Tips:

  • This virtual experience is not optimized for mobile devices
  • When in the gallery, click “Detailed Instructions” icon on the bottom right for help in guiding yourself through the space
  • For ease of movement use W (forward), S (backward), A (left), D (right) keys for navigation. You can also use the mouse to click + drag on the screen, then click on the spot you want to go to or artwork you want to see.
  • Don’t forget to check out the artworks on both sides of the walls
  • For a full list of works on display and where to find them in the virtual gallery, download the checklist (PDF, 1 MB).

Vija Celmins, 'Drawing Saturn', 1982, graphite on acrylic ground on Fabbriano paper, UBS Art Collection © Vija Celmins, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

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Jean-Michel Basquiat, 'Tobacco Versus Red Chief', 1981-82, oil and oilstick on canvas, UBS Art Collection © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich

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Damien Hirst, 'Albumin, Human, Glycated', 1992, oil-based household gloss and synthetic polymer on canvas, UBS Art Collection © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved / 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich

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Roy Lichtenstein, 'Crying Girl', 1963, ink on paper, UBS Art Collection © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein / 2021 ProLitteris, Zurich

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Wayne Thiebaud, 'Desserts', 1961, oil on canvas, UBS Art Collection © 2021 ProLitteris, Zurich

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John Baldessari, 'If This Then That', 1988, acrylic on two black-and-white photographs, UBS Art Collection © John Baldessari 1988. Courtesy Estate of John Baldessari © 2021

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Brice Marden, 'Chinese Dancing', 1994-96, oil on canvas, UBS Art Collection © 2021, ProLitteris, Zurich

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Virtual installation view of Gilbert & George, ‘MAD GARDEN’, 1982, mixed media, UBS Art Collection, © Gilbert & George, courtesy the artist and Louise Lawler, ‘Fifteenth Floor’, 1993/1996, gelatin silver print with text on mat, UBS Art Collection, Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York. Image courtesy of Artland.

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