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Per Diem: The Gerd Metzdorff Collection

Including Richard Artschwager, Lynda Benglis and Louise Bourgeois

4 February—8 May 2022
Group exhibition at GRIFFIN, Vancouver, Canada

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Ranging from drawing, painting, photography, installation and sculpture, Gerd Metzdorff’s collection was drawn together over a period of more than forty years. Originally derived from Metzdorff’s modest savings of the per diems provided to him by the airline where he was employed as a steward, he purchased work by some of the most important European and Canadian artists working today, often starting at the beginning of their careers and developing lifelong friendships with them.

The collection is presented to the public for the first time at Griffin Art Projects. With the passing of this enigmatic and remarkable Vancouver-based collector who collected art beginning in the 1970s, and with more than 200 works to choose from, this stunning collection features luminaries such as Lynda Benglis, Richard Artschwager, Louise Bourgeois, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman and numerous others.