for the love of art.


EFG Art Collection
Mario Merz, Senza Titolo (Luoghi senza strada), 1994. Photo Agostino Osio, ©Fondazione Mario Merz © 2017, ProLitteris, Zurich
Daniel Buren, Cadre Fragmenté B, 1991. ©Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano © 2017, ProLitteris, Zurich
Giulio Paolini, Vis-à-vis (Hera), 1992.Photo Agostino Osio, ©Giulio Paolini
Fausto Melotti, Scultura n.15, 1935 (1976). Photo Agostino Osio, © Fondazione Fausto Melotti, Milano
Tobias Rehberger, Studio Room (West 1), 2005. Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2014
About the collection

Launch year:
End of the 1960s

Number of artworks:
About 2000

Status of collection:

Artistic domain:

Paintings, sculptures, graphics, installations, videos, photos and site-specific artworks of post-war artists from the 60s avant-garde movement till present.

Commission program / Site-specific order(s) :

Robert Barry, Liam Gillick, John Armleder, Daniel Buren.

About the company

EFG International

Launch year:

International presence:
Around 40 locations in Europe, Asia and North and Latin America, as well as in the Middle East

Annual revenue:
722 million CHF

Number of employees:
Around 3500

Profile of the company:

EFG has a history of entrepreneurship that dates back to when it was established. A former start-up, it has grown and developed into a global bank.

1995: establishment of the bank in Zurich by two entrepreneurs with a wealth of experience in Swiss private banking

Geographical expansion follows as a result of organic growth and acquisitions

2005: listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange

2016: combination with BSI, one of Switzerland's oldest banks (founded in 1873 in Lugano) that has a strong tradition of Swiss private banking and a broad international network