23,5 x 28 cm | Hardcover
Editor: Hans-Peter Wipplinger
Authors: Rainer Metzger, Sylvia Weber, Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Reinhold Würth
The Leopold Museum is presenting the most comprehensive exhibition of the Würth Collection to date in Austria. The Würth Collection is among the largest private collections in Europe and one of the most eminent art collections worldwide. Uniting works of Classical Modernism and contemporary art, the exhibition allows visitors to embark on a unique journey through more than 100 years of art history. The collector Prof. Reinhold Würth gave the Leopold Museum’s Director Hans-Peter Wipplinger carte blanche to choose around 200 masterpieces from the approximately 19,000 works comprised in the collection. His selection includes artworks by around 75 artists – from Picasso to Christo and Jeanne-Claude, from Paula Modersohn-Becker to Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and from Fritz Wotruba to Maria Lassnig.
“In a nod to the passionate collector Prof. Rudolf Leopold, the Leopold Museum continuously shines the spotlight on other important private collections of international renown through presentations of these compilations’ highlights. I am certain that the multi-faceted collection presentation Amazing. The Würth Collection offers not only a fascinating overview of the triumphant path of Modernism but, in our times of multiple crises, will also nourish visitors’ minds and emotions, allowing for a sensual adventure as well as a cognitive experience.”
Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Director of the Leopold Museum and curator of the exhibition