Gunter Sachs – The Art of the Camera

Photography, Film and the Collection

For more than half a century Gunter Sachs was not only one of the most colorful, but also one of the most misinterpreted personalities in public life. As much as his extrovert lifestyle made him a “lover of beautiful women” in public perception, so did he devote his entire career as a “lover of the fine arts”. Art collector, patron, gallery owner, curator, friend of the arts and artists, but above all successful photographer and filmmaker, he led his life not only for art, but undoubtedly always with it.

On display are numerous photographs by Gunter Sachs in the fields of fashion, still life, architecture, portraiture, landscape photography and experimental photography. These are presented in the context of his photography collection, which include works from the 1930s to the present by well-known artists such as Andreas Feininger, Andy Warhol, Irving Penn, Horst P. Horst and several works by younger artists. The exhibition is rounded off with works by renowned artists from his famous private collection, which are related to his own photographic work and disclose art historical influences in his works.

Period of availability: from July 2019 onwards
Exhibition objects: about 160 exhibits
Exhibition space: approx. 400-600 sqm, adjustable in size
Exhibition catalog: German (other language versions upon request)

Venues
Kunsthalle Schweinfurt, Germany, March 15, 2019 – June 16, 2019

 

 

 

Gunter Sachs, Mata Hari, Claudia Schiffer, 1991
© Estate Gunter Sachs, Photo: Walter Bayer

Installation view: Gunter Sachs – Kamerakunst. Fotografie, Film und Sammlung, 15.03 – 16.06.2019, Kunsthalle Schweinfurt
© Estate Gunter Sachs, Photo: Institut für Kulturaustausch

Gunter Sachs, Esquisse pour une statue (sans èclair), 1979
© Estate Gunter Sachs, Photo: Walter Bayer

Installation view: Gunter Sachs – Kamerakunst. Fotografie, Film und Sammlung, 15.03 – 16.06.2019, Kunsthalle Schweinfurt
© Estate Gunter Sachs, Photo: Institut für Kulturaustausch

Gunter Sachs, Formen, Diptychon, 1987
© Estate Gunter Sachs, Photo: Walter Bayer

Jay Ullal, Gunter Sachs, 1972
© Jay Ullal

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