The Gunter Sachs Collection

Gunter Sachs, well-known as businessman, photographer, filmmaker and bon vivant, was also a passionate art collector.

Since the 1950s he started to equip his extravagant apartment in Paris with artwork, till the space could no longer withstand his passion as a collector. An adventurous journey begins, starting with his interest for the Nouveau Réalisme und the Art Informel, to the fascination for the rebels of Pop Art and the art of graffiti writings.

This life full of art is displayed in his numerous estates and also in his functions as gallery owner, museums board and patron of the arts.

In cooperation with the Gunter Sachs Estate the Institute for Cultural Exchange presents important pieces of the Gunter Sachs Collection. The allocation is comprised of canvases, graphic art, sculptures, photography and graffiti – from the surrealists to the representatives of contemporary art.

 

Exhibition catalog: German, in cooperation with the German publisher Hirmer

 

Exhibition venues:

Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany, 18.10.2012 – 20.01.2013

Kunsthalle Schweinfurt, Germany, 14.11.2013 – 30.03.2014

Installation view The Günter Sachs Collection – Kunsthalle Schweinfurt
© Institut für Kuilturaustausch

Tom Wesselmann, Study for Seascape Woodcut, 1981
© The Estate of Tom Wesselmann / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012

Andy Warhol, Brigitte Bardot (01), 1974
© 2012 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, INC. / Artists Right Society (ARS), New York

Gerhard Richter, Rot-Blau-Gelb, 1973
© Gerhard Richter 2012

René Magritte, Colère des Dieux, 1960
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012

Yves Klein, La Marseilaise, 1960
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012

Back to Paradise

Masterpieces of Expressionism

After a great presentation at the Georg Schäfer Museum, Schweinfurt, Back to Paradise reopened in September 2018 at Kunstsammlung Zwickau. It will be on display until January 2019. The extensive selection from the collection of the Osthaus Museum Hagen and the Aargauer Kunsthaus shows outstanding key works of expressionism in Germany between 1905 and 1927.

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50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture

50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture

The Institute for Cultural Exchange together with the the Heydar Aliyev Center is presenting the exhibition Hyperrealistic Sculpture. Almost Alive. A comprehensive selection of sculptures by international representatives of the Hyperrealistic movement gives a profound insight into the development of this movement since the 1970’s. The exhibition will be on display from 29 November 2018 to 10 March 2019.

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Leonardo da Vinci

Inventor and Scientist

For many years now our exhibition Leonardo da Vinci – Scientist and Inventor toured through various renowned museums all around the globe. The unabated interest still amazes us! The latest venue Museum Schloss Homburg closed its presentation with a celebration of Leonardo da Vinci. In 2019 Leonardo da Vinci will be dead for exactly 500 years. We are curious about the upcoming events in 2019 to celebrate his genius.

 

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La Bohème

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre

WELCOME TO MONTMARTRE! To mark the beginning of 2019, the Institute for Cultural Exchange, in collaboration with the Galerie Stihl and the Musée d’Ixelles will present the extensive lithographic work of Toulouse-Lautrec from 26 January to 22 April 2019. From the streets of Montmartre to the exhibition galleries of the City of Waiblingen: Toulouse-Lautrec, like no one else, was able to capture the attitude towards the Parisian nightlife  through reduced, but expressive forms as well as intense coloring. The relatively new medium of the poster turned gradually into a recognized art form, which radically changed the urban landscape during the Belle Époque. Accompanied by works of Lautrec’s processors and contemporaries, like Alfons Mucha, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen or Félix Vallotton, the exhibition La Bohème. Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre gives a wide-ranging insight into the fascinating world of poster art around 1900.

Exhibition opening: 25 January, 19:00 at Galerie Stihl Waiblingen

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