Following in the tradition of the legendary association of art patrons which enabled modern art to be purchased for the Dresden Gemäldegalerie after the First World War, the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst has purchased more than 45 works, mostly of contemporary art, over the past two decades and these have been given on permanent loan to the Gallery. In this way, works by such artists as Marlene Dumas, Candida Höfer and Luc Tuymans have come into the collection. A focal point among these purchases are works by artists who have brought fresh impetus to painting since the mid-1990s, some of them while based in Dresden. They include Ronald de Bloeme, Eberhard Havekost, Johannes Kahrs, Peter Krauskopf, Sophia Schama and Koen Vermeule. Along with the purchases made by the Galerie Neue Meister itself, these works have had a formative influence on the Gallery’s contemporary collection since the 1990s.