Gunther Sachs

Sachs' extensive art collection included works by Jean Fautrier, Andy Warhol, René Magritte, Salvador Dalí, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, Mel Ramos, and Allen Jones. He also owned important pieces from the Nouveau réalisme school including Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Arman, and Martial Raysse.

Gunther Sachs
Gunther Sachs 1963 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation

Many of these artists were involved in the 1969 design of the legendary pop-art-apartment in the tower of the Palace Hotel in St. Moritz, which quickly gained the art world's attention.

Gunther Sachs
Gunther Sachs 1963 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation

From 1967 to 1975 Sachs, together with Prince Konstantin of Bavaria, co-founded and headed the association for the Modern Art Museum in Munich (MAM), which lobbied for the construction of a comprehensive museum of contemporary art in Munich and mounted monthly exhibitions at Villa Stuck.

Gunther Sachs
Gunther Sachs 1963 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation

Victor Vasarely, Georg Baselitz, Heinz Edelmann, Christo, Cy Twombly, Alexander Calder, Heinz Mack and Jean Tinguely, Roy Lichtenstein, and Gotthard Graubner found their way into the rooms of the museum.

Gunther Sachs
Gunther Sachs 1963 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation

Througout his life, one of Gunther Sachs' greatest pleasures was living among the artworks, enjoying and sharing them with friends and family

Gunther Sachs
Gunther Sachs 1963 © Bock-Schroeder Foundation

On 22 May 2012, Sothebys London sold the Gunter Sachs Collection for a total of £35,628,250 (US$ 56,353,203) - well above the pre-sale high estimate of £25 million.

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