The art collection, the foundations of which were laid by Reinhold Würth in the 1960s, today comprises approximately 17,000 works of art. It mainly focuses on painting, graphic art and sculptures created in the time between the end of the 19th century and the present time. Besides the “Classical Modernity” which is assuming ever more importance and which is impressively represented in the collection by artists such as Max Beckmann, Max Ernst, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde or Pablo Picasso, sculptures become increasingly popular. Works by sculptors such as Eduardo Chillida, Tony Cragg, Alfred Hrdlicka, Robert Jacobsen, Anish Kapoor, Henry Moore or Bernar Venet complement the collection. It also comprises large holdings of works by Hans Arp, Horst Antes, Georg Baselitz, Max Bill, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Anselm Kiefer, Bernhard Luginbühl and others.
A special emphasis of the collection constitutes the late medieval Fürstlich Fürstenberg Collection of Paintings which was acquired in 2003. Numerous important works, mainly sculptures, have meanwhile been added to the collection. It comprises panel paintings created by Lucas Cranach the Elder and his workshop, numerous works by the Master of Meßkirch, the Zurich Master of the Pansies, Hans Holbein the Elder, Hans Holbein the Younger and many more.
Würth and the Arts