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From Hockney to Holbein
dal 9/9/2015 al 9/1/2016

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Magdalena Abakanowicz
Max Ackermann
Horst Antes
Siegfried Anzinger
Karel Appel
Hans (Jean)Arp
Paulus Attinger
Stephan Balkenhol
Hans Baschang
Georg Baselitz
Jean Michel Basquiat
Philipp Bauknecht
Willi Baumeister
Max Beckmann
Barthel Beham
Johann Jakob Betzold
Max Bill
Nicolas Bille
Johann Philipp Bonhoffer
Fernando Botero
Herbert Brandl
Daniel Buren
Barthelemy Caballe
Alexander Calder
Anthony Caro
Sandro Chia
Eduardo Chillida
Giorgio de Chirico
Johannes Clauss
Francesco Clemente
Tony Cragg
Lucas Cranach d. A.
Lucas Cranach d. J.
Salvador Dalí
Gunter Damisch
Hans Daucher
Richard Deacon
Sonia Delaunay Terk
Jean Dewasne
Oliver Dorfer
Adam Bernhard Eckard
Paul Ecklott
Paul Egell
Johann Eissler
Paul Eluard
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Max Ernst
Rainer Fetting
Barry Flanagan
Adolf Fleischmann
Lucio Fontana
Jean Baptiste Fouache
Gunther Fruhtrunk
Katsura Funakoshi
Gunter Grass
Hap Grieshaber
Antony Gormley
Hans Hartung
Rudolf Hausner
Xenia Hausner
Barbara Hepworth
Auguste Herbin
Andre Heurtaux
David Hockney
Karl Horst Hodicke
Rudolf Hoflehner
Hans Holbein d. J.
Alfred Hrdlicka
Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Jörg Immendorff
Robert Jacobsen
Anish Kapoor
Alex Katz
Johann Georg Kern
Leonhard Kern
Stephan Kern
Anselm Kiefer
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Herbert Kitzel
Yves Klein
Kurt Kocherscheidt
Leon Kossoff
Dieter Krieg
Hans Suss von Kulmbach
Frantisek Kupka
Fernand Leger
Thomas Lenk
Roy Lichtenstein
Max Liebermann
Esaias zur Linden
Egidius Lobenigk
Markus Lupertz
Alberto Magnelli
Rene Magritte
Jacek Malczewski
Heinrich Mannlich
Piero Manzoni
Andre Masson
Joan Miro
Henry Moore
Francois Morellet
Edvard Munch
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Aurelie Nemours
Emil Nolde
Tony Oursler
Eduardo Paolozzi
A. R. Penck
Benjamin Peret
Pablo Picasso
Jaume Plensa
Serge Poliakoff
Peter Pongratz
Marc Quinn
Arnulf Rainer
Gerhard Richter
Tilman Riemenschneider
Adolfo Riestra
Christoph (II.) Ritter
Dieter Roth
Christian Schad
Hermann Scherer
Oskar Schlemmer
Claude Emile Schuffenecker
Emil Schumacher
Jesus Rafael Soto
Carl Spitzweg
Henryk Stazewski
Matthias Steinl
Walter Stohrer
Bernhard Straus
Bernhard Strigel
Rufino Tamayo
Jean Tinguely
Francisco Toledo
Lun Tuchnowski
Gunther Uecker
Tomi Ungerer
Victor Vasarely
Andy Warhol
Lambert Maria Wintersberger
Walter Worn
Paul Wunderlich
Erwin Wurm
Sylvia Weber
Christoph Becker
Thomas W. Gaehtgens
Fabrice Hergott
Martin Roth
Peter-Klaus Schuster

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From Hockney to Holbein

Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin

The Wurth Collection in Berlin. The exhibition represents the latest contribution to the Berlin art scene by the collector Reinhold Wurth, who celebrated his 80th birthday this year. He first launched work in 2006, with the establishing of a Chamber of Art in the newly reopened Bode-Museum.

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Curated by: Sylvia Weber with Christoph Becker, Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Fabrice Hergott, Martin Roth and Peter-Klaus Schuster.

The Würth Collection is one of the largest private collections in Europe, containing more than 16,800 works of art. The most important of the classic modern artists are represented, as well as masterpieces from the Middle Ages and classic works of contemporary art. The unusual exhibition is a gain for the Kunstherbst Berlin. With more than 400 works of art of international significance, the collection will be presented to the public in a scope never previously seen, in an exhibition space of 5,000 square meters.

From 11 September 2015, the Martin-Gropius-Bau will present the exhibition “From Hockney to Holbein. The Würth Collection in Berlin”.

Analogously to the history of the Würth Collection, the exhibition delves from the present back into the history of art. Surprises are to be expected. Among the works on display are David Hockney’s season cycle, an international collection of sculptures by artists from Eduardo Chillida to Henry Moore, masterpieces of classical modernism from artists such as Pablo Picasso and Edvard Munch, breathtaking works of decorative art, and a selection of the Würth Collection’s Old Masters, including one of the most significant paintings of the 16th century, Hans Holbein the Younger’s “The Madonna With the Family of Mayor Meyer”. Another highlight is the 25-piece monumental installation “The Last Judgement Sculpture” of British sculptor Anthony Caro in the spectacular atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau.

The exhibition represents the latest contribution to the Berlin art scene by the collector Reinhold Würth, who celebrated his 80th birthday this year. He first launched work in 2006, with the establishing of a Chamber of Art in the newly reopened Bode-Museum.

Reinhold Würth’s passion for collecting art was triggered by the work of Emil Nolde. However, another of his purchases was a work by the Danish Constructivist Robert Jacobsen. This proved Würth’s gateway to the postwar Parisian Modernists gathered around the legendary Galerie Denise René, the world of Jean Arp, Sonja Delaunay-Terk, Serge Poliakoff, Aurélie Nemours, Fernand Léger, Günter Fruhtrunk, Jean Dewasne, Auguste Herbin, Victor Vasarely, Jesús Rafael Soto and others. His interest was also piqued by contemporary sculpture, which became another key element of his new but rapidly growing collection. Entire ensembles were assembled of the works of Denmark’s Robert Jacobsen, the Basque Eduardo Chillida, Austria’s Alfred Hrdlicka, the Swiss Max Bill, Britain’s Anthony Caro, and Bulgarian-American Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude, who in 1995 covered both the Reichstag in Berlin and the Museum Würth in Künzelsau.

However, the Museum Würth also acquired important specimens of modern sculpture by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Richard Deacon, Barry Flanagan, Antony Gormley, Eduardo Paolozzi, Erwin Wurm, Jaume Plensa, and Tony Cragg. The collection does not follow a narrow, canonical concept, but maintains an openness that is reflected in its diversity. Reinhold Würth’s talent lies in finding works – often directly from the artists – and in establishing connections; thus his interest also in complexes of works brought together by others.

Reinhold Würth is a collector of collections, as he spectacularly added more items to the collection. The transformed groups of works are presented to the public in Berlin in excerpt form.

The surrealist Max Ernst is represented by some 50 works. He is one of the central figures of the collection, which has a nearly complete collection of his prints and artist’s book with original collages, as well as a magnificent series of paintings and sculptures. It contains Max Ernst incunabula such as the painted doors from the house of Paul Eluard in Eaubonne from 1923, or the original plaster figure of his Young Man with Beating Heart from 1944, towards the end of the Second World War. Thanks to Würth’s broad collecting interests, the magical paintings of Mexican modernism, from Rufino Tamayo to Francisco Toledo, are also to be found in the collection.

Important movements of classical modernism, in particular German late Impressionism and Expressionism, are a further focal point of the collection, with Max Beckmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Liebermann and Edvard Munch among the most significant artists represented. Superb groups of works by Georg Baselitz and Anselm Kiefer illustrate the process-orientated nature of history and memory. The erotically charged late work of Pablo Picasso is juxtaposed in a separate room with David Hockney’s striking cycle of the four seasons, representing the poetry of plein air painting.

The Old Masters form yet another collection within the collection. A significant impetus was provided by the acquisition of the collection of late mediaeval Old Masters from the castle of Donaueschingen. Supplemented by further important works, such as their three-dimensional counterparts by Tilman Riemenschneider, Daniel Mauch, and others, they form a bridge to the modern age.

A manifest expression of the passionate love of Reinhold Würth for collecting is shown by the collection of precious objets d'art from the "cabinets of curiosities" of the 17th and 18th centuries. The Arch-Cupbearer’s Cup of the Count of Limpurg from 1562 is one of the greatest goldsmith's works of the German High Renaissance. It is listed as a work of national cultural significance, with particular significance to southern Germany.

Image: Hans Holbein d.J. Madonna des Bürgermeisters Jacob Meyer zum Hasen. 1525/26 and 1528, 146,5 x 102 cm,
Würth Collection © Sammlung Würth, Photo: Philipp Schönborn

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