Artist’s Book Exhibition in Norway


From A to Z – Artist’s Books from the Würth Collection


Time: 4 July 2022
Location: The Gallery Würth, Hagan, Norway

On the 4th of July we came to the Gallery Würth in Norway to see the artist’s book exhibition “From A to Z – Artist’s Books from the Würth Collection”. It is a beautiful and modern Gallery in the nature near Oslo.

Wonderful artist’s books by world-famous artists and writers are exhibited at the Gallery Würth: A.R. Penck, André Masson, André Breton, Benjamin Péret, Eduardo Chillida, Franz Marc, Franz Ringel, Félix Labisse, Günter Grass, Günther Uecker, HAP Grieshaber, Hans Arp, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Herman de Vries, Hermann Hesse, Jean-Paul Sartre, Klaus Zylla, Markus Lüpertz, Max Liebermann, Maximilian Barck, Pablo Picasso, Paul Éluard, Robert Desnos, Sabine Hoffmann, Salvador Dalí, Sophie Tauber-Arp, Thomas Bernhard, Victor Brauner, Wassily Kandinsky, Wilhelm Beuerman, Yvan Goll.


Exhibition Time: 21 November 2021 – 4 September 2022
Location: Sammlung Würth, Hagan, Norway

The art collection, the foundations of which were laid by Reinhold Würth in the 1960s, today comprises more than 18,500 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.

Since 1999, associated galleries have been opened successively at the international companies in Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Spain and Switzerland (Arlesheim, Chur and Rorschach).


Prof. Kestutis Vasiliunas

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© Photos: Kestutis Vasiliunas
© Artist’s Book Creators 2022