Amazing: The Würth Collection (Leopold Museum)
Leopold Museum & Walther und Franz König, 2023
The Würth Collection is among the largest private collections in Europe and one of the most eminent compilations of artworks worldwide.
It was with late Impressionist and Expressionist works that Reinhold Würth first discovered his penchant for collecting art. They were soon followed by examples of classic abstract art, in particular from the École de Paris, as well as figurative positions from the 1960s to 1970s. Exhibitions are a frequent source of inspiration for intensifying and consolidating his interest within the framework of the collection. So, in this way, artistic forms of expression from individual nations such as Austria, Mexico or Poland could come to the fore. Various exceptional artistic personalities such as Georg Baselitz, Fernando Botero, David Hockney or Alex Katz were also enthusiastically given space, just like sculptures of the first order impressively reflected in the work of Horst Antes, Hans Arp, Max Bill, Anthony Caro, Eduardo Chillida, Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Antony Gormley, Alfred Hrdlicka, Marc Quinn and many others.
For the conception of the exhibition, which unites works from Classical Modernism to contemporary art and thus allows for a unique journey through 100 years of art history.The Leopold Museum selected 200 masterpieces from the approximately 20,000 works comprised in the collection.