A work by Raoul de Keyser, purchased in 1988, was the starting point of the Haubrok Collection. Over the first few years, the collection’s focus was set on paintings while, more recently, it’s emphasis shifted to conceptual art, especially by those artists of the first generation.
The haubrok collection does also comprise a growing position of printed matter such as invitation cards, flyers, and posters.
Central artists of the collection are, besides others:
Carol Bove, Martin Boyce, Stanley Brouwn, Martin Creed, Cerith Wynn Evans, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Morgan Fisher, Günther Förg, Rodney Graham, Wade Guyton, Georg Herold, Rodney McMillian, Jonathan Monk, Joyce Pensato, Stephen Prina, Florian Pumhösl, Karin Sander, Gregor Schneider, Andreas Slominski, Wolfgang Tillmans, Franz West, Christopher Williams, Ian Wilson, Haegue Yang, and Heimo Zobernig.
Since 2002, exhibitions with works of haubrok collection have been realized in various locations.
14 of the most important pieces the collection have been given to Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz as a permanent loan in November 2010.