Gunter Sachs Collection

Nov 5, 2012


The Villa Stuck Museum currently presents the most important works from the vast Gunter Sachs collection. Organized in collaboration with the family of Gunter Sachs and the Tübingen Institute for Cultural Exchange, the exhibition documents Gunter Sachs’ passion for collecting art, which was in full swing by 1960, the year Yves Klein founded the “Nouveau Réalisme” group in Paris together with Arman, Jean Tinguely, Raymand Hains and other artists, and Sachs made the acquaintance of Jean Fautrier, one of the leading representatives of “Informel”.

Gunter Sachs died suddenly in May 2011. As a photographer, businessman and art collector, Gunter Sachs was able to follow, experience and influence the development of art over the past fifty years in a way that very few others could. He was a patron of the arts and a gallerist, became well-known as a documentary filmmaker and a photographer and started collecting modern art at a time when only a small number of people in Germany were interested in it. His art collection is a truly unique art-historical legacy.

The exhibition The Gunter Sachs Collection. From Max Ernst to Andy Warhol includes works of art from France, ranging from Yves Tanguy and the artists of “Nouveau Réalisme”, most prominently Yves Klein and Arman, to Jean Tinguely. Examples of the “Informel” art include works by Jean Fautrier, Georges Mathieu and Wols. In addition to that, impressive individual works, for instance by Lucio Fontana or Joseph Kosuth, are also on display. One section of the exhibition is dedicated to the Pop Art of Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol; five works, i.a. by Bansky, are graffiti which Sachs started collecting from the start of the new millennium. A separate section shows early photographs by Andy Warhol and photographs ranging from Andreas Feininger and Will McBride to Thomas Ruff and Izima Kaoru.

Museum Villa Stuck

October 18th, 2012 – January 20th, 2013
Prinzregentenstr. 60
81675 Munich