for the love of art.


EPO Art Collection
John M Armleder, Untitled, 2007
Tomas Saraceno, Flying Garden (M32), 2007
Philippe Decrauzat, Slow Motion (SCOPE – EPOCS – SCEPO), 2011
Daniel Pflumm, Untitled (Panasonic), 1999
Jaroslaw Flicinski, Are you going to master a snake? 2013
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About the collection

Launch year:

Number of artworks:
Ca. 400

Status of collection:

Artistic domain:

Primary focus of the collection is conceptual art, with numerous works addressing issues related to the interfaces between artistic theory and production and the natural sciences, technology and innovation. Many artists make use of or comment on scientific methods and natural phenomena in their work. Constructivist, concrete and post-minimalistic tendencies play an important role. Artistic genres include installation, photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, light art.

Commission program / Site-specific order(s) :

In total, there were 33 large-scale commissions realised in the EPO, amongst others by:
Tomás Saraceno, Jeppe Hein, John M Armleder, Heimo Zobernig, Katarina Löfström, Philippe Decrauzat, Marie-Thérèse Vacossin, Beat Zoderer, Susanne Pittroff, Steven Rand, Fausto Melotti, André Volten, Philip King, Nicolas Schöffer, Eduardo Paolozzi, Jaros?aw Flicínski, Max Bill, Panamarenko, Chihiro Shimotani, Yoshiuki Miura, Nikolaus Gerhart, Hannsjörg Voth, Liet Heringa/Maarten Van Kalsbeek, Hannsjörg Voth, Bernhard Luginbühl, Maurizio Nannucci



The collection in video

About the company

European Patent Office

Launch year:

International presence:
Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Belgium.

Annual revenue:
Not disclosed

Number of employees:
Approximately 7 000 staff from a total of 34 different countries

Profile of the company:
The EPO is the second-largest European public service organisation. Its core activity is the examination of patent applications and the grant of European patents, as well as providing patent information on a global scale. The mission of the EPO is to promote innovation, competitiveness and economic growth across Europe setting a benchmark for best patenting practice through a commitment to high quality and efficient services delivered under the European Patent Convention.