Discount: 20 % discount on the standard admission price*
The Heidi Horten Collection is the new exhibition hotspot in the heart of the historical city of Vienna. Situated right next to the State Opera, it is a private museum: a passionate female collector’s vision has been fulfilled. Spectacular architecture encounters high-caliber works by Klimt, Picasso, and Warhol.
With great passion and sensitivity, Heidi Horten (1941-2022, born in Vienna) built an art collection of international stature. Over decades she has amassed an impressive selection of several hundred paintings, sculptures, and graphic works. Her collection provides an overview of how art has developed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
In one seminal instance, Mrs. Horten acquired some thirty modern and contemporary art masterpieces for many millions at a single auction in London. In so doing, she endowed her collection practically overnight, with art-historical significance and a high profile.
This step altered the collection’s scope, as it now included artists previously unrepresented, such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Joan Miró, Max Pechstein, Carl Hofer, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee, René Magritte, Fernand Léger, Niki de Saint Phalle, Egon Schiele, Lucio Fontana, Jean Dubuffet, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Yves Klein and Georg Baselitz. Their works are beyond doubt highlights of the collection today.
In the years that followed, she purchased essential works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, establishing a focus on Pop Art. Damien Hirst, Niki de Saint Phalle, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter also acquired groundbreaking works. The Heidi Horten Collection now comprises not only paintings and works of graphic art but also a striking sculpture park that is showcased at the newly opened museum.
Picasso – Chagall – Klein
6th May – 29th October 2023
This year’s summer exhibition at the Heidi Horten Collection invites you to rendezvous with artists from the collection whose lives were touched by France, following them to places that represent a significant stage in their artistic development. Taken together, the importance of Paris – and the Midi, the south of France — are reflected as catalysts and fertile ground for the emergence and dissemination of significant art movements of the twentieth century. As 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death, the exhibition places a special focus on his work. Works by Marc Chagall and Yves Klein, drawn from a large repertoire within the collection, also feature prominently in the show.
RENDEZVOUS invites you as well to explore Heidi Horten’s personal world, shaped around the modernist Villa Dubeau on the Côte d’Azur. In this way, the exhibition also playfully traces the collector’s sophisticated life, in which / where art occupied a special position.
With works by Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Kees van Dongen, Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier, Marie Laurencin, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, Serge Poliakoff, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Signac, Chaim Soutine, Niki de Saint Phalle, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Maurice Utrillo, Maurice Vlaminck, and others.
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*no further discount on already reduced tickets (e.g. seniors, students, groups, etc.). Children up to their 19th birthday have free entrance.
© Bildrechte / Photo Credits: Heidi Horten Collection, Lukas Schaller, Ouriel Morgensztern
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