The Julius Baer art collection comprises a comprehensive selection of contemporary Swiss art that today numbers over 5'000 pieces spanning a wide array of media. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, graphics, and drawings are displayed in Julius Baer's meeting rooms, staff restaurants, offices, foyers, and corridors around the globe. Established in 1981 by Hans J. Baer (1927-2011), the collection was inspired by his belief that art in the workplace presents a wonderful starting point for conversation. Today the works continue to engage and intrigue both employees and visiting clients.

Since its inception, the focus of the Julius Baer art committee has been to find outstanding Swiss artists at an early stage. In addition to fostering young talent and collecting at the beginning of the artist's career, another central aim of the collection is to follow the artists closely and to acquire additional artworks as their oeuvre develops to obtain a representative body of works. This creates a dynamic blend of both up-and-coming and firmly established artists.

The collection features works by some of Switzerland's most important contemporary artists, including John Armleder, Silvia Bächli, Lutz & Guggisberg, Markus Raetz, Pipilotti Rist, Ugo Rondinone, Roman Signer, to name but a few.

Peter Fischli *1952 / David Weiss (1946-2012)
No title (flowers), 1998
Coloured inkjet print on paper
74 x 104 cm
Julius Baer Art Collection