Department store heiress Heidi Goëss-Horten is making her top-class private art collection accessible to the general public at the Leopold Museum for the first time: works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Alex Katz, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and many more can be seen.
Heidi Goëss-Horten has been collecting art since the 1990s. Her approach to the works is a very personal one: from the outset, she wanted to live with the art she had acquired. Over many years, she has purchased top-level pieces at numerous auctions around the world. She is now making this art collection, one of the most important in Europe, accessible to the general public for the first time: The exhibition "WOW! The Heidi Horten Collection" at the Leopold Museum shows 170 works from more than 100 years of art history. German Expressionism and American pop-art from the biggest groups of works.
Horten also deals thoroughly with the backgrounds of individual works. For example, the exhibition includes Franz Marc's "Rote Rehe I" and Roy Lichtenstein's "Forest Scene": Marc's painting was the direct model for Lichtenstein's monumental painting. Also on display are exhibits by Marc Chagall, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Gustav Klimt, August Macke, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Egon Schiele, Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucian Freud, Damien Hirst, Alex Katz, Yves Klein, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol and many others.
WOW! The Heidi Horten Collection, February 16 to July 29, 2018
(Free admission to the Leopold Museum every Thursday from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm)