Heinz Berggruen's art treasures

Heinz Berggruen's art treasures
#Exhibitions

That Heinz Berggruen had a flair for art could have been understood from his first purchase which he made during his honeymoon in Chicago when he bought a watercolor by Paul Klee from a Jewish refugee for just 100 dollars. Berggruen was also in America to escape the Nazi fury. He was just 22 years old and essentially penniless. Over the years, after his return to Europe, his love for art quickly took shape, giving life to an important and eclectic art gallery in Paris and establishing himself over the years as one of the most talented and sophisticated collectors and art dealers in the world. The heart of the exhibition was created to tell his personal story intertwined with that of an extraordinary art collection that brings together masterpieces by most of the most important artists of the twentieth century, with a strong presence of his two favorites Paul Klee and Pablo Picasso - but also sculptures by Giacometti, collages by Matisse, masterpieces by Seurat - of whom he was a tireless supporter from the beginning.

Veronica Azzari - © 2024 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Paris