Study for portrait of Henrietta Moraes by Francis Bacon
© The Estate of Francis Bacon, All rights reserved/Bildrecht, Wien, 2018

Horten shows her art

Heidi Goëss-Horten has been collecting art since the 1990s. Her approach to the works is a very personal one: from the outset, she wanted to live with the art she had acquired. Over many years, she has purchased top-level pieces at numerous auctions around the world. She is now making this art collection, one of the most important in Europe, accessible to the general public for the first time: The exhibition "WOW! The Heidi Horten Collection" at the Leopold Museum shows 170 works from more than 100 years of art history. German Expressionism and American pop-art from the biggest groups of works.

Horten also deals thoroughly with the backgrounds of individual works. For example, the exhibition includes Franz Marc's "Rote Rehe I" and Roy Lichtenstein's "Forest Scene": Marc's painting was the direct model for Lichtenstein's monumental painting. Also on display are exhibits by Marc Chagall, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Gustav Klimt, August Macke, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Egon Schiele, Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucian Freud, Damien Hirst, Alex Katz, Yves Klein, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol and many others.

WOW! The Heidi Horten Collection

February 16 to September 3, 2018
(Free admission to the Leopold Museum every Thursday from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm)

Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1 , 1070 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Fr - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Open daily from June to August. The Leopold Museum will remain closed from November 5 to December 5, 2018 for renovations.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • 89 cm wide and 210 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
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      Main entrance, access to all exhibition rooms and restaurant/café: no steps.

      4 parking spaces for visitors with disabilities in the MuseumsQuartier area.

      6 free parking spaces for visitors with special needs on the premises (access: Burggasse / Volkstheater) with proper identification and 4 parking spaces for visitors with special needs in the parking garage (basement level 2 next to elevator, access: main entrance Museumsplatz).

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