Paitings in Würth Collection catalogue

Two Ritums Ivanovs paitings acquired by the German Würth Collection in 2008 have freshly been published in the 4th edition of Würth Collection catalogue, a 688-page massive and thorough publication.

The Würth Collection came into being in the 1960s by Reinhold Würth. It consists of a collection of 20th and 21st century art, which has grown over the years to encompass more than 12,000 paintings, graphics and sculptures. Reinhold Würth acquired his first painting in 1964. It was an Emil Nolde, and it’s still in his collection. In fact, all of the 17,000 pieces he has purchased are still in his collection. For many this would cause a massive storage problem. Not for Würth. His artwork is exhibited publicly in four museums throughout Germany and Switzerland (one of which sports an artistic display of the screws that made Würth Group famous) and the company’s corporate office buildings. Perhaps one day he will run out of room. In the meantime, as Würth told Bloomberg, “What’s in the collection, stays in the collection.”

Starting with the modernist movement and featuring works of the Late Impressionist and Expressionist periods (Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Paul Baum, Heinrich von Zügel, Max Liebermann, Edvard Munch, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gabriele Münter, Emil Nolde, Max Beckmann, among others), it follows the classical abstraction movement, with particular emphasis on the French École de Paris (Serge Poliakoff, Alberto Magnelli, Auguste Herbin, Aurélie Nemours, Sonia Delaunay-Terk, Victor Vasarely, Jean Dewasne, Jean Deyrolle, André Heurtaux, Franišek Kupka, Hans Hartung, Max Bill, Josef Albers, Henryk Stazewski, Robert Jacobsen et al.).

The contemporary figurative genre is also well-represented with works by artists such as Markus Lüpertz, Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Bernd Koberling, Rainer Fetting, Jörg Immendorf, Helmut Middendorf and Dieter Hacker.

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