Swiss artists continue to conquer the global art scene from New York to Zurich, as more and more works by Swiss artists are incorporated into important private and institutional collections. The Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow exhibit paintings by Ferdinand Hodler as part of their permanent collections. The Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, hold works by Félix Vallotton, Max Bill and Alberto Giacometti.
Over the past decade, Swiss and international institutions have bought in our Swiss Art sales. Today, the Metropolitan Museum in New York exhibits Ferdinand Hodler’s Der Traum des Hirten painted in 1896, the Kunsthaus Zurich acquired Cunot Amiet’s study of Der Jungbrunnen from 1915, the Kunstmuseum Bern bought Félix Valloton’s Rade de Ploumanach and the Musée d’Orsay has Ferdinand Hodler’s Der Holzfäller, painted in 1910, as well as Hodler’s Bildnis Werner Miller, painted in 1899, on permanent exposition.
In recent years the annual Swiss Art auction put a stronger focus on contemporary Swiss Art and offered Fischli und Weiss’s Der Lauf der Dinge which established the then auction record price for the artist duo at CHF1,023,000 and more recently a record price for a sculpture by Le Corbusier Femme was set, when it sold for CHF3,120,000 in May 2015.