President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson will open the exhibition “Love at First Sight: New Acquisitions from the Würth-Collection” at the National Gallery of Iceland today, displaying around 50 pieces of art from the private collection of German industrialist and art collector Reinhold Würth.
Würth’s private collection has grown enormously in recent decades and now includes around 11,500 works of art. It is considered one of the largest private collections in Europe in terms of modern and contemporary art.
Artwork on display includes the unique “Vampyr” by Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch. Other noteworthy artists whose paintings will be displayed at the National Gallery are Camille Pissarro and Eugène Boudin, also European pioneers in art.
Among more recent artists whose works are included in the exhibition are Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, Anselm Kiefer and Gerhard Richter. Sculptures by Günther Uecker, Bernar Venet, Stephan Balkenhol and Anthony Gormley will also be on display.
“Love at First Sight” will run until January 18, 2008.
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