MoMA works come to Berlin

Soot and spit on cardboard by James Castle is one of the drawings on display Soot and spit on cardboard by James Castle is one of the drawings on display

Berlin is showcasing a collection of over 250 works from New York's Museum of Modern Art at the Martin Gropius-Bau. The renowned exhibition hall is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the contemporary collection, described as "risk-taking" by one of the project's leaders.

The exhibit - titled "Kompass" - features selected pieces from the late 1950s to present of the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection.  Young and renowned artists alike have contributed to the collection, including David Hockney, Sherrie Levine, Paul McCarthy, Joseph Beuys and Cy Twombly.

"There are drawings by people who may have been previously overlooked," said Harvey S Shipley Miller, trustee of the Judith Rothschild Foundation, which donated the collection to MoMA in 2005. "My hope is that these will sit through and rise as the artists mature."

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