PARIS - The global tour of the Gunter Sachs Collection kicked off in Paris this week. For many of the highlights there on exhibition, it was a homecoming to the city where the story of this collection began in 1958.

Gunter Sachs lived in Paris for over a decade, hosting legendary soirees at his apartment on Avenue Foch for his close friends who included Coco Chanel and Salvador Dali. It was there that he held the memorial party for his great friend Yves Klein following the artist’s premature death in 1962, all set to a background of electronic music by Pierre Henry, co-writer of the Symphonie Monotone.

Sotheby’s Paris exhibition was very well attended. It was poignant to be presenting works by some of the artists who Gunter Sachs was great friends with in Paris - such as Lalanne, Klein and Arman - and whose work he passionately collected at the beginning of their careers. 

Next week, highlights will be showing on 17th and 18th April in Zurich - a city where Gunter Sachs’ Collection also has a long personal history. It was there in the late 1960s and 1970s that he purchased some of the major Pop Art works in his collection by Tom Wesselmann, Andy Warhol and Mel Ramos.


標籤巴黎, Collections