First Slovak Investment Group
The First Slovak Investment Group was one of the first independent (non-state) firms to collect art after the Velvet Revolution 1989. The concept behindthe Collection of the First Slovak InvestmentGroup is to represent contemporary art and place it in the context of Central European art in the 20thcentury. The 1960s was a period of great artistic production in Slovakia, and works from this time were at a comparable level to contemporaneous works in other parts of Europe. Many artists in the 1970s and 1980s worked outside the official art scene and created so-called “unofficial” works which were separate from the official doctrine of socialist realism; these works consciously embodied the artistic freedom that was limited during the period of normalization.The collected works represent significant contributions by Slovak artists to the art of the second half of the 20thcentury, and they are also important in the broader European context.
- Euringer-Bátorová, Andrea