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.

The exhibition is no longer available.

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

Exhibition venues:
Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany, October 18, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Kunsthalle Schweinfurt, Germany, November 14, 2013 – March 30, 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

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