The work of Franz West has been shown extensively around the world and is part of major public collections such as Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and MAXXI, Rome. He participated in the 44th Venice Biennial (1990); Documenta IX (1992) and X (1997); and his work has been exhibited at the DIA Center for the Arts, New York (1994); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997); Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (1998) and Reina Sofia, Madrid (2001). Franz West was awarded the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 54th Venice Biennial in 2011.